How much is a "cup"?

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Old 08-26-2012, 02:08 PM
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Well... how much is it?
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:12 PM
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Your question is a little vague. What is it that you want to know? A cup is a cup or two 1/2 cups, three 1/3 cups, four 1/4 cups, etc. Do you want to know how may tsp, oz, grams, etc in a cup?
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Originally Posted by danibize View Post
Well... how much is it?
If you are used to the metric system it is roughly 1/4 of a liter.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:04 AM
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It depends on what you are measuring, in liquids it is 250ml. I bought a little measuring cup set which I find really helps. It only cost a few dollars.
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a cup, dry measure is 16 tablespoons, or about the size of a baseball or a tennis ball.
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Thanks guys! I'm in Argentina..., so I am used to the metric system and I cannot buy an "american" measuring cup (in case there is such a thing). The "250 ml" answer was very useful. Many times, when logging in food, it says "a cup"... so now I know! I'll just take my regular measuring cup and I'll fill it up to 250 ml.
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That should work!
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This may help. http://www.fitday.com/fitness/forums...t-measure.html
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If you don't have a measuring cup handy, you can always use your fist for comparison- assuming your fist is "average" size.
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If you run into similar issues with measurements, there are websites that do conversions from one unit to another. According to this site one cup = approx. 236.6 ml.
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