– How many Ounces in a Quart? –
How many ounces in a quart? This article provides different ways to convert between the two, plus a free printable kitchen conversions chart!
Have you ever tried doubling or halving a recipe only to discover that you’re not as good at measuring on the fly as you thought you were?
The same here, though many recipe conversions are forgiving, certain ingredients necessitate exact measurements.
Knowing quick conversions can make the cooking process easier and the end result more successful!
Today, we’ll look at how many ounces are in a quart. Though the answer is simple (32 oz, or 1/4 gallon, in a quart), there is a wealth of information behind this measurement.
What is an Ounce?
The term ounce comes from the Roman term “uncia.” What’s an uncia? It was 1/12 of a Roman copper bar! These bars were used as measuring tools to calculate the length of an inch and the weight of an ounce.
Though the name hails from Rome, modern ounce weight and volume measurements come from Britain.
Let’s start with fluid ounces. A fluid ounce is 1/16th of an Imperial Pint and weighs 1/16 of a pound or 28.3 grams. In the apothecary system, an ounce was 480 grains or 1/12 of a pound.
Is it any wonder Britain standardized on the metric system?
The United States, Liberia, and Myanmar are the three nations that still use Imperial measurements (and thus, the quart).
What is a Quart?
The origin of “quart” is a bit clearer than that of ounces. The word quart comes from the Latin word Quartus meaning a fourth, and the later French word Quarte (or a 1/4 portion). In liquid measurements, this means 1/4 of a gallon.
Like other measurements, not all quarts are the same! An English quart is 38.43 ounces (unlike ours which is 32 oz). However, this makes sense when you consider the fact that their gallon is 153.72 oz (versus our 128 oz).
Though in both cases a quart is 1/4 of a gallon, the measurements are different due to varying gallon sizes (similar to liters in a gallon).
In both Imperial and Metric systems, 2 pints equal 1 quart. Today, England, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand rarely use the quart measurement (unlike the pint, which they use frequently for ordering beers).
These nations have all gone to the metric system using the liter as the closest measure to a quart.
|8 fl oz||1 cup||1/2 pint||1/4 quart||1/16 gallon|
|16 fl oz||2 cup||1 pint||1/2 quart||1/8 gallon|
|32 fl oz||4 cup||2 pint||1 quart||1/4 gallon|
|64 fl oz||8 cup||4 pint||2 quart||1/2 gallon|
|128 oz||16 cups||8 pints||4 quarts||1 gallon|
How Many Ounces Make a Quart?
While some cooking styles call for “a pinch of this” and a “dash of that,” many, especially bakers, rely on precise recipes for a successful outcome.
Your grandmother may be able to make her famous spaghetti sauce and mouthwatering meatloaf from memory, but most of us need some help when it comes to dinner.
Maybe we’ll be as good as Granny one day! * Pinch and dash are fractional teaspoon measurements.
Conclusion and Call-to-Action
You will never have to look for conversions on the internet again after reading this.
You should now be able to convert between quarts, ounces, pounds, pints, gallons, measuring cups, and even ounces to cups!
The same holds true for determining how to convert to cups. Two pints of liquid equals four cups in this case. When you double the four cups and double it again, you get 16 cups, which is one gallon of liquid.