# Cookbook:Pint

Cookbook | Ingredients | Units of measurement

A US **pint** (that is, the fluid pint) is a unit of volume measure equal to 2 cups, ½ quart, or 16 fluid ounces. It is approximately equal to 473 ml. When converting a recipe to metric, it is usually sound to round the pint to 500 mL, along a pound of 500 g.

The **dry pint**, approximately 551 ml, is not commonly used in cooking. It is used in the sale of some items such as blueberries in the United States.

The **Imperial pint** is almost exactly 20% larger, 568 ml, and divided into 20 imperial fluid ounces rather than 16 US fluid ounces. (Note that US fluid ounces are slightly larger than imperial fluid ounces.)