The (or the) cup (literally " cup ") is an Anglo-American unit of measurement used in the kitchen for volume, i.e. a measure of space . The unit symbol is cup, or, if it is not clear from the context which definition is meant, Imp.cup or US.cup.
The American Cup (US Cup) is still widely used in American cooking recipes . The British Cup (Imperial Cup) is rarely used in Great Britain itself, but only in a few former colonies. If a metric measuring cup is used , 235 ml is an approximation for the US Cup and 285 ml for the Imperial Cup.
The cup literally means cup , but it is different from the z. B. in German recipes usual approximate unit of measurement cup is a defined unit. Although there are several different definitions of the cup, each of these definitions describes an exact set. A local coffee cup is usually noticeably smaller than a cup. B. must be taken into account when translating recipes.
Anglo-American system of measurement
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|system||Anglo-American system of measurement|
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|Named after||English cup , "mug"|
From this it follows: 1 Imp.cup = 1.20095 US.cup
However, there are differences in the subunits:
- 1 Imp.cup = 2 Imp.gill = 10 Imp.fl.oz. = 80 Imp.fl.dr. = 4800 pulses min.
- 1 US.cup = 2 US.gill = 8 US.fl.oz = 64 US.fl.dr. = 3840 US.min.
The following applies to both systems of units: 1 pint = 2 cup = 3 tea cup
Metric system of measurement
When the metric system of measurement was introduced, many traditional units of measurement were adapted to metric measurements. The same goes for the cup. 1 liter corresponds to 4 or (in Japan) 5 cups.
- 1 metric cup = 250 milliliters
- 1 metric gallon = 8 metric pint = 16 metric cup = 4 liters
- 1 cup = 200 milliliters (in Japan)
Common dimensions for European coffee machines
- 1 cup = 125 or 150 milliliters
- 1 Gō = 2401 / 13310 liters ≈ 180.39 milliliters