In the absence of accurate measurement methods, housewives often use special culinary measures of weight and volume, for example, such as a teaspoon, tablespoon or glass. However, they all have their exact expression in grams.
A glass is a common measure used to determine the right amount of a product in cooking.
Strictly speaking, a glass is a glass vessel that is intended for drinking various drinks, for example, water, juice, and the like. However, one of the common uses of the glass today is to use it as a measure of weight and volume. By the way, it is this method of measurement that is quite often found in various recipes. Therefore, even if in everyday life you use any other vessels for drinking beverages, it is worth buying a glass at least in order to be able to cook according to such recipes.
At the same time, it must be borne in mind that in such cases, a very specific type of glass is usually meant, despite the fact that the variety of types of these dishes is quite large today. We are talking about the so-called faceted glass, which was invented during the Soviet era. It is a glass vessel, the sides of which are decorated with an even number of edges, and the upper part with a round rim. The bottom edge of this rim is often referred to as a hem or a scoring.
Product weight in a glass
The reference filler commonly used to determine the weight of a product in a glass is plain water. At the same time, its weight will naturally differ depending on how full the glass is. So, if you pour water into it to the rim, its weight will be 200 grams, and the weight of water in a glass filled to the brim is 250 grams.
However, when used for culinary purposes, it is helpful to remember that water is a substance that has a relatively high density compared to some other foods. Due to this, the weight of such a product in a glass filled, for example, to the rim, can be lower. Such products include, for example, almost all types of cereals: for example, filling a glass "to the risk" with buckwheat, the hostess will receive 165 grams of the product, semolina - 150 grams, rice - 180 grams. A glass of flour, filled in the same way, will weigh 130 grams, a glass of nuts - about the same, a glass of sugar - 180 grams.
However, there are products that have a higher density than water: their weight in a glass filled to the rim will exceed the weight of water of a similar volume, that is, 200 grams. For example, this situation is typical for honey, which will weigh 265 grams, condensed milk, which will weigh 360 grams, and similar products.