# How Are Units of Measure Displayed?

Each class of unit is combined and displayed in subtly different ways in order to maximize readability and compatibility across all ingredients. Below we've outlined the three different classes and how we approach them:

#### **Volume**

This class of unit is best used to measure dry (non-liquid) ingredients such as flour, nuts, spices, etc.

**US** / **US • Metric**

- tsp → any value greater than or equal to
*3 tsp*is converted to its*tbsp*equivalent (e.g.*1 tbsp*) - tbsp → any value greater than or equal to
*4 tbsp*is converted to its*cup*equivalent (e.g.*1/4 cup*) - cup → any value less than
*1/4 cup*is converted to its tbsp equivalent

**Note **All values are rounded up and displayed as a simple fraction (or mixed number) when required. When a simple fraction is required we round to the nearest from the following dataset: *1/16*, *1/8*, *1/4*, *1/3*, *1/2*, *2/3* and *3/4*.

**Metric**

- milliliter → any value greater than
*1000 milliliter*is converted to its*liter*equivalent (e.g.*1.2 liters*) - liter → any value less than
*0.1 liter*is converted to its*milliliter*equivalent (e.g.*90 milliliters*) - milligram → any value greater than
*1000 milligram*is converted to its*gram*equivalent (e.g.*2 grams*) - gram → any value greater than
*1000 grams*is converted to its*kilogram*equivalent (e.g.*1.2 kilograms*) - kilogram → any value less than
*0.1 kilogram*is converted to its*gram*equivalent (e.g.*90 grams*)

**Note** All values are rounded up and displayed as whole numbers (e.g. *41 milliliters* or *410 grams*) with the exception of *liter* and *kilogram*; we display *liter* and *kilogram* values as a decimal with one level of precision when required (e.g. *1.5 liters* or 2*.3 kilograms*).

**Metric (Beta Preview)**

Turning on "Automatically optimize values when possible" for Metric will cause the following updates:

- tsp → any value greater than or equal to
*3 tsp*is converted to its*tbsp*equivalent (e.g.*1 tbsp*) - tbsp → any value greater than or equal to
*4 tbsp*is converted to its*milliliter or gram*equivalent (e.g.*4 tbsp → 60 milliliters*) - milliliter → any value greater than or equal to 5
*milliliters*will be rounded to the nearest fifth (e.g. 243*milliliters*→ 245*milliliters*) - milligram → any value will be displayed as 1 gram
- gram → any value will be rounded to the nearest fifth (e.g. 16
*grams*→ 15*grams*)

#### **Liquid Volume**

This class of unit is best used to measure liquid ingredients.

**US**

- fl oz → any value greater than
*16 fl oz*is converted to its pint equivalent (e.g.*1 1/2 pints*) - pint → any value greater than
*2 pint*is converted to its quart equivalent (e.g.*2 quarts*) - quart → any value greater than
*4 quart*is converted to its gallon equivalent (e.g.*1 1/4 gallons*) - gallon → any value less than
*1 gallon*is converted to its quart equivalent (e.g.*3 1/4 quart*)

**Note** All values are rounded up and displayed as a simple fraction (or mixed number) when required. When a simple fraction is required we round to the nearest from the following dataset: *1/16*, *1/8*, *1/4*, *1/3*, *1/2*, *2/3* and *3/4*.

**US • Metric** / **Metric**

- milliliter → any value greater than
*1000 milliliter*is converted to its*liter*equivalent (e.g.*1.2 liters*) - liter → any value less than
*0.1 liter*is converted to its*milliliter*equivalent (e.g.*90 milliliters*)

**Note** All values are rounded up and displayed as whole numbers (e.g. *41 milliliters*) with the exception of *liter*; we display *liter* values as a decimal with one level of precision when required (e.g. *1.5 liters*).

**Metric (Beta Preview)**

Turning on "Automatically optimize values when possible" for Metric will cause the following updates:

- milliliter → any value greater than or equal to 5
*milliliters*will be rounded to the nearest fifth (e.g. 243*milliliters*→ 245*milliliters*)

**Mass**

This class of unit is best used to measure solid ingredients.

**US**

- oz → any value greater than
*16 oz*is converted to its*lb*equivalent (e.g.*1 1/2 lbs*) - lb → any value less than
*1 lb*is converted to its oz equivalent (e.g.*8 ozs*)

**Note** All values are rounded up and displayed as a simple fraction (or mixed number) when required. When a simple fraction is required we round to the nearest from the following dataset: *1/16*, *1/8*, *1/4*, *1/3*, *1/2*, *2/3* and *3/4*.

Additionally, any values entered in *milligram* remain Metric under the US system of measurement. We've made this decision to enable the addition of items such as supplements and to keep the precision of the amounts intact rather than converting them to their *oz* equivalents which would be increasingly inaccurate in comparison.

**US • Metric** / **Metric**

- milligram → any value greater than
*1000 milligram*is converted to its*gram*equivalent (e.g.*2 grams*) - gram → any value greater than
*1000 grams*is converted to its*kilogram*equivalent (e.g.*1.2 kilograms*) - kilogram → any value less than
*0.1 kilogram*is converted to its*gram*equivalent (e.g.*90 grams*)

**Note** All values are rounded up and displayed as whole numbers (e.g. *410 grams*) with the exception of *kilogram*; we display *kilogram* values as a decimal with one level of precision when required (e.g. 2*.3 kilograms*).

**Metric (Beta Preview)**

Turning on "Automatically optimize values when possible" for Metric will cause the following updates:

- milligram → any value will be displayed as 1 gram
- gram → any value will be rounded to the nearest fifth (e.g. 16
*grams*→ 15*grams*)