A paper clip, the cap of a ballpoint pen, a stick of gum, a dollar bill in any denomination, one-quarter teaspoon of sugar, a raisin, and a thumbtack are examples of everyday objects that weigh about one gramme. The gramme is a unit of mass that is equivalent to 0.001 kilogramme in the metric system.
The abbreviation “g” stands for “gramme,” which is derived from the Late Latin word “gramma,” which means “little weight” and was originally the base unit in the French metric system.
The mass of one cubic centimetre of pure water at 4 degrees Celsius is about equivalent to one gramme. It was initially assessed using this benchmark. Later, calculations were made using the physical prototype that the International Bureau of Weights and Measures was maintaining.
The contemporary version of the metric system and, as of 2014, the most extensively used unit of measurement in the world, the International System of Units, contains a single unit called the gramme.
For solid and semisolid culinary ingredients, grammes are the accepted unit of measurement, and the majority of food products have nutrition fact labels that list the nutritional value in grammes. The gramme in cooking is roughly equivalent to 0.035 ounces, 0.002 pounds, or 0.004 cups.