Why doesn’t a pint of blueberries weigh 16 ounces? 

“Is my grocery store ripping me off? My pints of blueberries don’t weight 16 ounces!”

A dry pint is not a measurement of weight—it is volume, as in cubic inches. (A liquid pint, as in a pint of cream, gives you fluid ounces). A pint of feathers takes up the same amount of space as a dry pint of marbles, but they certainly don’t weight the same!

One pint of blueberries should fill 2 dry cup measures—and should come right to the top of the pint container in which they are sold. Chances are, your pint will weigh about 12 ounces…give or take a little.

For more ideas on using blueberries in recipes, see 7 Ways with Blueberries.

 

April 2013