How nice on a cold winter evening in a warm company of friends to drink a seagull, and with jam. You open the jar, you feel the smell of summer, and winter is not so fierce. But to make jam, you need a certain amount of sugar, which must somehow be measured. Let's figure out how many grams of sugar contains 1 cup.

## Do you know what a glass is?

It would seem that special in a subject like a glass? Plain glassware is almost cylindrical in shape. But let's look at this subject from another point of view. Undoubtedly, the first thing that comes to mind is a glass to drink from it. But this subject is much more multifaceted in the sense of its application.

For example, a glass is a fairly weighty subject, so it is used as a paperweight. From the point of view of artistic value, we can talk about wooden glasses, decorated with carvings or ornaments. It does not matter how much such a glass can be used for its main purpose - for drinking.

But back to our problem of measuring the sugar in glasses. First, glasses differ in capacity, presence and number of faces. And secondly, the calculations depend on the fullness of poured glass.

Since Soviet times, glasses are produced with a different volume: from 50 to 350 ml, and each next one differs from the previous one by 50 ml. The most popular faceted glasses with a capacity of 200 and 250 ml. It is said that the facets on the glass make it stronger in comparison with the unmanned fellow. In principle, those who wish can easily verify this.

The dimensions of a standard faceted glass are:

- outer diameter at the base - 55 mm;
- outer diameter in the upper part - 73 mm;
- height on the outer edge - 105 mm;
- rim height in the upper part of the glass - 14 mm;
- the number of faces - 16-20.

The ratio of the height to the outer diameter of the bottom is 2: 1, which makes the glass quite ergonomic, in the sense of being comfortable for grip. It is such a glass adopted in everyday life for use as a measure of the weight of bulk products or the volume of liquids for culinary purposes.

It is considered that the volume of the glass filled to the lower border of the upper rim is 200 ml, and the total volume is 250 ml. If we talk about the usual glass of thin glass, then its volume when filled to the top edge is equal to 250 ml.

## A glass is how many grams of sugar?

The case and features described above do not end there, because the volume of dishes is far from the same as the weight of the product that is poured into it. From the point of view of physics, it is considered to be equivalent to 1 ml and 1 g of water. All other products in one measure of volume have a different mass, and this is determined primarily by the density of the substance. In the case of sugar, the difference in weight will depend on even the size of its grains. However, from the point of view of cooking, this difference is not significant.

Consider specific examples. How many grams of sugar is in a faceted glass? If you pour in a faceted glass of water at the bottom of the rim, it will weigh exactly 200 g, of course, without the mass of the container itself. And if you pour the same amount of sugar in a glass, then its weight will be equal to 180 grams.

If for making jam you need to measure one kilogram of sugar, then in faceted dishes it will be 5 whole and another ½ cup. But if the same faceted glass is filled with sugar to the upper edge, then its weight will be already 200 g. And then there will be exactly five full glasses per kilogram.

To consolidate the material we will answer several questions on the topic:

- 200 grams of sugar - how many glasses? No doubt one can say - one full glass of any kind.
- How many grams of sugar in a glass with a volume of 250 ml? The correct answer is 200 g.
- 150 grams of sugar - how much is in a glass? We use a thin glass with a capacity of 250 ml without edges. The logical chain will be as follows:

- We know that a glass of 250 ml is equivalent to 200 g of sugar.
- Thus, ½ cup is 100 g of a sweet product.
- It is logical to assume that 50 g of sugar will make up a glass.
- Since 150 g is the sum of the numbers 100 + 50, therefore, if we find the sum ½ + ¼, we will know how much of the volume is 150 g of sugar.
- The correct answer is: 150 g is ¾ cup.

## Tips for Determining the Mass of Bulk Products

Those who love and know how to cook, often faced with the need to determine the weight of an ingredient that is part of the recipe. This is very easy to do with ordinary scales. But today we are talking about how to do without measuring instruments.

To determine the mass of any granular product, you can use various improvised means with a known measure of weight, such as:

- tea spoon;
- tablespoon;
- glass;
- tea cups;
- glass jars of various capacities.

The list can be continued, and each hostess has its own tricks and adaptations. In this case, you can always use the table, which contains data on the weight of various products in any volume.

Using the already known data on the weight of products in different dishes, you can develop your own table for determining the mass of bulk products, for example, a disposable plastic cup, and then share this information with us.