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A US '''pint''' (that is, the fluid pint) is a unit of volume measure equal to 2 [[Cookbook:Cup|cups]], ½ [[Cookbook:Quart|quart]], or 16 [[Cookbook:Fluid Ounce|fluid ounces]]. It is approximately equal to 473 [[Cookbook:mL|mL]]. When converting a recipe to metric, it is usually sound to round the pint to 500 mL, along a pound of 500 g.
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A US '''pint''' (that is, the fluid pint) is a unit of volume measure equal to 2 [[Cup|cups]], ½ [[Quart|quart]], or 16 [[Fluid Ounce|fluid ounces]]. It is approximately equal to 473 [[mL|mL]]. When converting a recipe to metric, it is usually sound to round the pint to 500 mL, along a pound of 500 g.
  
 
The '''dry pint''', approximately 551 mL, is not commonly used in cooking.  It is used in the sale of some items such as blueberries in the United States.
 
The '''dry pint''', approximately 551 mL, is not commonly used in cooking.  It is used in the sale of some items such as blueberries in the United States.
  
 
The '''Imperial pint''' is about 20% larger, 568 mL, and divided into 20 imperial fluid ounces rather than 16 US fluid ounces.
 
The '''Imperial pint''' is about 20% larger, 568 mL, and divided into 20 imperial fluid ounces rather than 16 US fluid ounces.

Latest revision as of 07:26, 6 April 2012

| Units of measurement

A US pint (that is, the fluid pint) is a unit of volume measure equal to 2 cups, ½ quart, or 16 fluid ounces. It is approximately equal to 473 mL. When converting a recipe to metric, it is usually sound to round the pint to 500 mL, along a pound of 500 g.

The dry pint, approximately 551 mL, is not commonly used in cooking. It is used in the sale of some items such as blueberries in the United States.

The Imperial pint is about 20% larger, 568 mL, and divided into 20 imperial fluid ounces rather than 16 US fluid ounces.