1 Cup Couscous In Grams

Couscous is very popular all over the world as a simple but easy to make side dish, but also a key ingredient to many authentic Moroccan or Maghrebi recipes. But while some recipes give you cup measurements, others use gram units. So what is the conversion between those? How many cups are there in one cup of couscous? How much is 1 cup couscous in grams?

Couscous Conversion Table

Use the following table to determine how much is 1 cup couscous in grams. If you want to learn how to cook couscous, click on the link and follow the recipe.

Couscous cupsAmount in grams (g)
1/8 cup23 g
1/4 cup45 g
1/3 cup60 g
3/8 cup68 g
1/2 cup90 g
5/8 cup113 g
2/3 cup120 g
3/4 cup135 g
7/8 cup158 g
1 cup180 g
2 cups360 g
3 cups540 g
4 cups720 g
5 cups900 g


Please note that cups to grams conversion is never an exact science. Cups are a volume unit while grams are a weight unit. Therefore how much 1 cup of couscous weighs in grams can vary depending on the way you measure it, the humidity, not to mention the type – size – of the couscous.

While you can see 182 grams on the scale where we measure 1 cup of couscous, we calculate with 180 grams in the above conversion table. There are several reasons behind that. Couscous is a grainy ingredient in varying sizes, you cannot measure one cup exactly; 2 grams difference is almost negligible in this context; It is much easier to calculate with 180 grams than 182, and considering the other reasons, it won’t negatively affect the result.

This conversion table is for converting US cups of dry couscous to grams.

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