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 Pounds||Weight Equivalent in Cans of Beans|
|Half a pound||Half a can|
|One pound||1 can|
|Two pounds||2 cans|
|Three pounds||3 cans|
|Four pounds||4 cans|
|Five pounds||5 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 Pounds||Weight Equivalent in Big Macs|
|Half a pound||1 Big Mac|
|One pound||2 Big Macs|
|Two pounds||4 Big Macs|
|Three pounds||6 Big Macs|
|Four pounds||8 Big Macs|
|Five pounds||9 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 Pounds||Weight Equivalent in Pound Cakes|
|Half a pound||Half a cake|
|One pound||1 cake|
|Two pounds||2 cakes|
|Three pounds||3 cakes|
|Four pounds||4 cakes|
|Five pounds||5 cakes|
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 Pounds||Weight Equivalent in Avocados|
|Half a pound||1.5 avocados|
|One pound||3 avocados|
|Two pounds||6 avocados|
|Three pounds||9 avocados|
|Four pounds||12 avocados|
|Five pounds||15 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 Pounds||Weight Equivalent in Bread (small pound loaf)|
|Half a pound||Half a loaf|
|One pound||1 loaf|
|Two pounds||2 loaves|
|Three pounds||3 loaves|
|Four pounds||4 loaves|
|Five pounds||5 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 Pounds||Weight Equivalent in Honey|
|Half a pound||Half a jar|
|One pound||1 jar|
|Two pounds||2 jars|
|Three pounds||3 jars|
|Four pounds||4 jars|
|Five pounds||5 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 Pounds||Weight Equivalent in Eggs|
|Half a pound||4 eggs|
|One pound||8 eggs|
|Two pounds||16 eggs|
|Three pounds||24 eggs|
|Four pounds||32 eggs|
|Five pounds||40 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 Pounds||Weight Equivalent in Burger Patties|
|Half a pound||2 burgers|
|One pound||4 burgers|
|Two pounds||8 burgers|
|Three pounds||12 burgers|
|Four pounds||16 burgers|
|Five pounds||20 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 Pounds||Weight Equivalent in Sugar Cubes|
|Half a pound||57 cubes|
|One pound||114 cubes|
|Two pounds||227 cubes|
|Three pounds||341 cubes|
|Four pounds||454 cubes|
|Five pounds||568 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 Pounds||Weight Equivalent in Apples|
|Half a pound||2 apples|
|One pound||4 apples|
|Two pounds||8 apples|
|Three pounds||12 apples|
|Four pounds||16 apples|
|Five pounds||20 apples|
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