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    How much is a "cup"??

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    Hi guys...

    I am not American, and when reading cooking books such as "Everyday Paleo", I am confused as to how much a "cup" is. I've seen "1/2 cup almond butter", "1 cup fresh blueberries", etc........but seriously, how much is it, exactly? (I wonder why these authors don't use metric units though, which is the international standard. It would be a lot better if mg or mL are used....)

    The crazy thing is, according to Wikipedia:

    Cup (unit) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There's no standard definition of what a "cup" is!

    So when these cookbooks refer to a "cup", in general how much is it, exactly?

    Anyone can recommend a physical measuring cup that I can use to measure quantities of ingredients?

    Thanks .

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    I trust the pyrex cup.


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    Apparently Aussie and Brit cups are different (I had no idea), but this should work for the American recipes:

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    When we say 1c, it's cuz we're using measuring cups
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    do they have anything like that over there?
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    If it's a US cookbook, the normal conversion for a cup is 250ml (slightly more than a cup, but the closest round figure). A teaspoon is 5ml, and a tablespoon is 15ml.
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    A US gallon = 3.7854 litres or 128 US fl oz or
    An imperial gallon = 4.54 litres

    An imperial cup is larger than a US cup, so closer to 250 ml.
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    Buy a set on your favorit online shop for about 5-10€ it's worth it.

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    Like others have said, I treat 1c as 250mL (or ~ 8 oz)
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