An imprecise measurement roughly equivalent to 1/16 of a teaspoon.
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If you are a stickler you can purchase some Novelty Measuring Spoons that include a spoon for “Pinch.”

Culinary Uses

When used in cooking a "Pinch" is not a precise measurement but its roughest equivalent is 1/2 teaspoon.

Sticklers can measure a “Pinch” but it usually just means a generic small amount, to taste secured between the thumb and index finger.

To learn how to properly fill and measure a “Pinch” of dry ingredients join Smart Kitchen.