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Food Yields and Equivalents

Convert from recipe measures to weights, cans or other shopping levels.
1 small yellow onion = 1/4 cup chopped
1 medium-small yellow onion = 1/2 cup chopped
1 medium yellow onion = 3/4 cup chopped
1 medium-large yellow onion = 1 cup chopped
1 large yellow onion = 1 1/2 cups chopped


1 small clove garlic = 1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced
1 medium-size clove garlic = 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons minced
1 large clove garlic = 2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons minced

Tomatoes


3 medium globe tomatoes = 1 pound
8 small plum tomatoes = 1 pound
25 to 30 cherry tomatoes = 1 pound
50 grape tomatoes = 1 pound
2 cups chopped tomatoes = 1 pound
3/8 cup of tomato paste plus 1/2 cup water = 1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup canned tomatoes = 1-1/2 cups fresh, chopped, cooked tomatoes
1/2 pound or 1 tomato = 1 serving
1 cup firmly packed fresh tomato = 1/2 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup water
1 pound fresh = 1-1/2 cups chopped
1 (16-ounce) can = 2 cups
1 (35-ounce) can = 4 cups undrained
1 (28-ounce) can = 3 cups undrained

MEASURING EGGS

4 jumbo eggs = 1 cup
6 jumbo whites = 1 cup
12 jumbo yolks = 1 cup

4 Ex Lg eggs = 1 cup
6 Ex Lg whites = 1 cup
12 Ex Lg yolks = 1 cup

5 Lg eggs = 1 cup
7 Lg whites = 1 cup
14 Lg yolks = 1 cup

5 Med eggs = 1 cup
8 Med whites = 1 cup
16 Med yolks = 1 cup

6 Sm eggs = 1 cup
9 Sm whites = 1 cup
18 Sm yolks = 1 cup
5-6 whole EGGS = 1 cup
3 EGG whites = 1 dl
6 EGG yolks = 1 dl
8-10 EGG whites = 1 cup
1 EGG white = 2 tablespoons
12-14 EGG yolks = 1 cup


1/4 pound BUTTER or MARGARINE = 1/2 cup
1 pound cottage CHEESE = 2 cups

1 pound regular grind COFFEE = 4 1/2 to 5 cups


1 medium LEMON = 3 to 4 tablespoons juice
1 juice ORANGE = 1/3 to 1/2 cup juice


1 pound brown SUGAR = 2 1/4 packed
1 pound confectioners SUGAR, sifted = 3 1/2 cups
1 pound SUGAR = 2 1/4 cups


1 pound all purpose FLOUR = 4 cups sifted
1 pound cake FLOUR = 4 3/4 cups sifted
1 pound raw MACARONI = 4 cups uncooked
1 cup uncooked MACARONI = 2 1/4 cups cooked
1 pound uncooked NOODLES = 6 cups uncooked
1 cup uncooked NOODLES = 1 cup cooked
1 pound uncooked SPAGHETTI = 4 3/4 cups uncooked
1 cup uncooked SPAGHETTI = 2 cups cooked
1 pound uncooked OATMEAL = 1 3/4 cups cooked
1 pound raw RICE = 2 1/4 cups
1 cup uncooked RICE = 4 cups cooked
1 cup Minute/precooked RICE = 2 cups cooked


8 MARSHMALLOWS = 1 cup chopped
1 MARSHMALLOW = 10 miniature marshmallows
1 pound seeded RAISINS = 3 1/4 cups
1 pound pitted DATES = 2 1/2 cups
1 pound unpitted DATES = 1 3/4 cups chopped
1 pound NUT meats = 3 1/2 - 4 cups chopped
1 pound NUTS in shell = 2 cups shelled


1 pound raw MEAT = 2 cups cooked, diced or ground


1 pound fresh PEAS or LIMAS in shell = 1 cup shelled
1 cup dry navy BEANS = 2 1/3 cups cooked


potatoes, tomatoes, beets, turnips, apples, pears, peaches, 1 pound = 3 - 4 medium 1 pound cabbage equals 4 cups shredded cabbage.

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FOOD MEASUREMENTS AND YIELDS

FoodWeight or CountMeasure or Yield
Apples1 pound (3 medium) 3 cups sliced
Bacon 8 slices cooked 1/2 cup crumbled
Bananas 1 pound (3 medium) 2 1/2 cups sliced
OR about 2 cups mashed
Beans, dried 1 pound 6 to 7 cups cooked
Beans, green or wax 1 pound 3 cups cut
Beef, cooked 5 oz. 1 cup cubed
OR 2/3 cup ground
Bell Pepper 1 medium (6 ounce)1 cup chopped
Bread 1 pound12 to 16 slices
Bread 1 ounce 1 cup soft bread crumbs
OR 1/3 cup dry crumbs
Butter or margarine 1 pound 2 cups or 4 sticks
Size of an egg 2 tablespoons
OR About 1 ounce
Cabbage, raw 1 pound 4 cups shredded
Candied fruit or peels 1/2 pound (8 ounces) 1 cup unchopped
OR 1 1/4 cups chopped
Canned fruit 16 to 20 oz. can 1 3/4 to 2 cups drained fruit
Canned vegetables 16 oz. can 2 cups drained vegetables
Carrots 1/2 pound 2 medium
1 1/2 medium 1 1/4 cups chopped
OR 1 cup sliced
OR 1 cup shredded
Cauliflorets 1 pound 3 cups
Cereal, flakes 3 cups uncrushed 1 cup crushed
Celery 2 medium stalks 1 cup sliced
Cheese, American 1 pound About 4 cups shredded
Cheese, Cheddar 4 ounces About 1 cups shredded
Cheese, Cottage 1 pound2 cups
Cheese, Cream 3 ounce package
8 ounce package
6 tablespoons
1 cup
Cherries 4 cups unpitted 2 cups pitted
Chocolate, baking 1 square 1 ounce
Chocolate Chips (morsels) 6-ounce package1 cup
Chocolate Wafers 1 cup fine 19 wafers
Cocoa 1 pound 4 cups
Coconut, flaked or shredded 1 pound5 cups
Coffee, medium grind 1 pound 80 tablespoons OR 5 cups
50-5 ounce drinks or 7 1/2 quarts
Cookies, Chocolate Wafers 19 wafers 1 cup crumbs
Cookies, Vanilla Wafers 22 wafers 1 cup finely crushed
Corn 2 medium ears 1 cup kernels
Cornmeal 1 pound 3 cups
Crab, in shell 1 pound 3/4 to 1 cup flaked
Crackers, graham 14 squares 1 cup fine crumbs
Crackers, saltine 28 squares 1 cup finely crushed
Cranberries 1 quart6 to 7 cups cranberry sauce
1 pound4 cups
Crawfish, whole 1 pound unpeeled 3 to 4 ounces peeled tail meat
Crawfish, tails 1 pound unpeeled 1 to 2 cups meat
Cream, whipping 1 cup2 cups whipped
Cucumber 1 small to medium 1 cup chopped
Dates, pitted 1 cup (1/2 pint) 3 cups chopped
Dates, unpitted 1 pound1 1/2 cup chopped
Dates, pitted8-ounce package 1 cup chopped
Eggs, whole 5 large1 cup
9 medium 1 cup
Eggs, whites 8 to 11 1 cup
Eggs, yolks 12 to 14 1 cup
Flour, all-purpose 1 pound4 cups unsifted
1 ounce 4 tablespoons
Flour, cake 1 pound 4 3/4 to 5 cups sifted
Flour, whole wheat 1 pound 3 1/2 cups unsifted
Frozen fruit 10 ounce package 1 1/4 cups
Frozen vegetables 9 to 10 ounce package 2 cups thawed vegetables
Gelatine, Knox 1 envelope1 1/2 teaspoons
2 envelopes 2 1/4 teaspoons
Green bell pepper 1 large 1 cup diced
Lemon 1 medium 2 to 3 tablespoons juice
OR 2 teaspoons grated rind
Lettuce 1 pound head 6 1/4 cups torn
Lime 1 medium 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons juice
OR 1 1/2 teaspoons grated rind
Macaroni 4 ounces (1 cup dry) 2 1/4 cups cooked
1 pound 9 cups cooked
Marshmallow Fluff (Creme) 1 tablespoon1 marshmallow
7 1/2 oz. jar 2 1/2 cup fluff OR 32 marshmallows
16 1/2 oz. tub5 cups fluff 5 1/2 dozen marshmallows
Marshmallows 11 large 1 cup
Marshmallows, miniature 1/2 pound 4 1/2 cups
10 miniature1 large
Milk, evaporated 5.33-ounce can 2/3 cup
13-ounce can1 5/8 cups
Milk, fresh 1 pound 2 cups
Milk, sweetened condensed 14-ounce can 1 1/4 cups
12 ounce can1 cup 2 tablespoons
Mushrooms, fresh 8 ounces3 cups whole
OR 1 cup sliced
Noodles 1 pound dry 9 cups cooked
Nuts, almonds 1 pound unshelled 1 to 1 3/4 cup
1 pound shelled3 1/2 cups nutmeats
Nuts, peanuts 1 pound unshelled2 1/4 cups meats
1 pound shelled 3 cups nutmeats
Nuts, pecans 1 pound unshelled2 1/4 cups nutmeats
1 pound shelled 4 cups
Nuts, walnuts 1 pound unshelled 1 2/3 cups nutmeats
1 pound shelled 4 cups nutmeats
Oats, quick-cooking 1 cup1 3/4 cups cooked
Onion, fresh1 medium 1/2 cup chopped
Orange 1 medium 1/3 to 1/2 cup juice
OR 2 tablespoons grated rind (zest)
Pasta 1 pound Appetizer or side dish for 6 people with a light sauce
OR Main dish for 6 people with a substantial sauce
1 1/2 poundsMain dish for 6 people with a light sauce
Peaches 2 medium 1 cup sliced
Pears 2 medium 1 cup sliced
Peas in the pod 1 pound 1 cup shelled
Potatoes, white 3 medium 2 cups cubed cooked
OR 1 3/4 cups mashed
OR 3 cups grated
Potatoes, sweet 3 medium 3 cups sliced
Prunes 1 (12-ounce) package 2 cups pitted
Raisins, seedless 1 pound 3 cups
Rice, long-grain 1 cup 3 cups cooked
1 pound2 1/2 cups uncooked
OR 8 cups cooked
Rice, pre-cooked (instant) 1 cup 2 cups cooked
Rice, wild 1 cup 3 cups cooked
Salt, coarse or kosher 1 ounce 2 tablespoons
Salt, table 1 ounce 1 1/2 tablespoons
Scallions (green onions) 9 (with tops) 1 cup sliced
Shortening 2 cups 1 pound (16 ounces)
Shrimp, raw in shell 1 1/2 pounds 2 cups
3/4 pound cleaned, cooked2 cups
Sour Cream 8 ounces 1 cup
Spaghetti, uncooked 7 ounces About 4 cups cooked
Strawberries 1 quart 4 cups sliced
Sugar, brown 1 pound 2 2/3 cups firmly packed
Sugar, granulated 1 pound 2 cups
Sugar, powdered (confectioners') 1 pound 2 1/2 cups unsifted
OR 4 cups sifted
Tea 1 pound 100-120 5 ounce servings
4-4 1/2 gallons
Tomato 1 medium 1 cup chopped
Vanilla Wafers 22 wafers 1 cup crumbs
Whipping cream 1 cup 2 cups whipped
Yeast 1 cake OR 1/4 oz. package
OR 1 package active dry yeast
2 1/2 teaspoons
Zucchini 1 medium 2 cups sliced
1 pound4-5 cups

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PECKS, BUSHELS AND POUNDS
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
7 1/2 poundspeas in pods 1 peck
15 pounds potatoes 1 peck
3 1/2 to 4 pounds spinach 1 peck
44 pounds apples 1 bushel
49 pounds peaches 1 bushel
48 pounds pears 1 bushel
50 pounds plums 1 bushel
50 pounds (approximately)tomatoes 1 bushel

 
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