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How do you weigh one cup in ounces?


Q. How do you weigh 1 cup of berries or melon in ounces?


A. There is a difference between an ounce and a cup. An ounce is a measurement of weight and a cup represents volume. It’s often believed that 1 cup of any ingredient will always weigh 8 ounces, but this is not true for solids (flour, fruit, vegetables, etc.) and even some liquids.
An ounce can only be found using a scale. A cup is the amount of space required to hold a quantity of something.
When measuring a cup of fruits or vegetables, you would be measuring volume. For a great visual representation, see How Much is in a Cup of Fruits or Vegetables.

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