What Weighs a Pound? (Comparing Weights in Charts)

In this article, I’ll show you some everyday food and drink items that weigh a pound to help you quickly compare the items as visual weight.

As well as this, I’ve created tables to compare everyday items with multiple pound weights in case you need to compare more than a pound, so let’s get started!

What is a Pound?

If you’re looking to compare a pound to certain items, it’s helpful to know what a pound is, so here’s the information in case you need it.

A pound is an imperial unit of weight generally used in the USA but is still widely used in countries that have converted from imperial to metric, such as the UK.

The pound is used for many measurements, such as weighing food and human weight. Many people track their weight loss in pounds, and it’s often helpful to have something physical to compare this against.

A pound in weight is equal to the following conversion weights:

  • 16 ounces
  • 453.59 Grams
  • 0.45 Kilograms

1 – There is One Can of Beans in a Pound

A standard 415g can of baked beans, including the can (I used Heinz), weighs just over a pound at 470g/1.04lb per can.

Take a look at the table below for more baked bean can-to-weight loss conversions (rounded up or down to the nearest half a can):

Weight In PoundsWeight Equivalent in Cans of Beans
Half a poundHalf a can
One pound1 can
Two pounds2 cans
Three pounds3 cans
Four pounds4 cans
Five pounds5 cans

2 – There are Two Big Macs in a Pound

The average McDonalds Big Mac Weighs around 240g in total, which means that there are just over two Big Macs in a pound.

Use the table below to find out how many Big Macs are in other pound weight equivalents (rounded to the nearest whole burger):

Weight In PoundsWeight Equivalent in Big Macs
Half a pound1 Big Mac
One pound2 Big Macs
Two pounds4 Big Macs
Three pounds6 Big Macs
Four pounds8 Big Macs
Five pounds9 Big Macs

3 – There is One Small Cake in a Pound

A pound cake gets its name from the weight and is a small loaf cake made in a pound loaf tin that weighs one pound (16oz).

The table below shows more pound to pound cake conversions:

Weight In PoundsWeight Equivalent in Pound Cakes
Half a poundHalf a cake
One pound1 cake
Two pounds2 cakes
Three pounds3 cakes
Four pounds4 cakes
Five pounds5 cakes
what a pound cake baked in a pound loaf tin looks like

4 – There are Three Avocados in a Pound

An average-sized avocado weighs around 150g (5.3oz) per fruit, which means there are about three avocados in a pound.

Use the table below to convert more avocado to pound weights based on an average-sized avocado (rounded up or down to the nearest half):

Weight In PoundsWeight Equivalent in Avocados
Half a pound1.5 avocados
One pound3 avocados
Two pounds6 avocados
Three pounds9 avocados
Four pounds12 avocados
Five pounds15 avocados

5 – There is One Small Loaf of Bread in a Pound

A small loaf of bread that is baked in a pound loaf tin weighs, you guessed it – a pound. The image below shows what a small loaf weighing a pound looks like in terms of size.

The table below shows more loaf to kilo conversions if you need them:

Weight In PoundsWeight Equivalent in Bread (small pound loaf)
Half a poundHalf a loaf
One pound1 loaf
Two pounds2 loaves
Three pounds3 loaves
Four pounds4 loaves
Five pounds5 loaves

6 – There is One Jar of Honey in a Pound

An average-sized jar or squeezy bottle of honey weighs one pound (16oz/454g).

For more Honey to pound conversions, take a look at the table below (rounded to the nearest whole jar):

Weight In PoundsWeight Equivalent in Honey
Half a poundHalf a jar
One pound1 jar
Two pounds2 jars
Three pounds3 jars
Four pounds4 jars
Five pounds5 jars

7 – There are Eight Eggs in a Pound

An average-sized medium egg weighs around 2oz/57g each which means there are around 8 eggs in a pound.

The table below shows more egg to pound conversion weights based on an average-sized medium egg:

Weight In PoundsWeight Equivalent in Eggs
Half a pound4 eggs
One pound8 eggs
Two pounds16 eggs
Three pounds24 eggs
Four pounds32 eggs
Five pounds40 eggs

8 – There are Four Burgers in a Pound

An average uncooked burger patty weight is 4oz (113g) or a quarter of a pound, which means there are four burgers in a pound.

It’s important to note that this is the uncooked weight rather than the cooked weight because burgers will lose weight once cooked.

Use the table below to work out more burger to pound conversions (based on an average uncooked quarter-pound patty).

Weight In PoundsWeight Equivalent in Burger Patties
Half a pound2 burgers
One pound4 burgers
Two pounds8 burgers
Three pounds12 burgers
Four pounds16 burgers
Five pounds20 burgers

9 – There are 114 Sugar Cubes in a Pound

The average sugar cube weighs 4g (0.14oz), which means there are individual 114 sugar cubes in a pound.

Find out more sugar cube to pound weight conversions in the table below (figures are rounded up or down to the nearest whole sugar cube):

Weight In PoundsWeight Equivalent in Sugar Cubes
Half a pound57 cubes
One pound114 cubes
Two pounds227 cubes
Three pounds341 cubes
Four pounds454 cubes
Five pounds568 cubes

10 – There are Four Apples in a Pound

An average medium-sized apple weighs 4.1oz (115g), which means there are around four apples in a pound; use the table to see more apple to pound weight comparisons (rounded up or down to the nearest one):

Weight In PoundsWeight Equivalent in Apples
Half a pound2 apples
One pound4 apples
Two pounds8 apples
Three pounds12 apples
Four pounds16 apples
Five pounds20 apples

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