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Approximate Weights of Some Common Household Products In Avoirdupois Ounces per Cup

Beans, Dry.......................................6 1/2 Nutmeats (pecan)..................................4
Butter, Margarine, Cooking Oil.....8 Oatmeal.....................................................3
Citrus fruit, juice, fresh..................8 1/2 Pancake Mix..............................................5
Cornflakes........................................1 Prunes (dried).......................................... 5 1/2
Corn Meal.........................................5 Raisins (seedless)...................................5
Eggs, whole......................................8 1/2 Rice...............................................................7
Flour (all-purpose, sifted)..............4 Shortening (vegetable)..............................7
Flour (cake, sifted)...........................3 1/2 Sugar (brown, moist, firmly packed)......7 1/2
Milk (whole, fluid).............................8 1/2 Sugar (granulated)....................................7
Milk (dry)...........................................4 1/2 Water............................................................8 1/3

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Department of Consumer Protection / 
Weights and Measures 
Michael D. Bannon
Director 
The Almshouse
1260 Almshouse Rd., 4th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Ph:   215-348-6060
        1-800-942-2669
Fax: 267-885-1420