| Units of measurement
The pound, abbreviated lb (or #, exclusively in the US), is a unit of weight. It is divided into 16 ounces. One pound is equivalent to approximately 10/22 kg or 454 g in the metric system. When converting a recipe to metric, it is usually sound to round the pound to 450 g and the ounce to 30 g. A metric pound is equal to half a kilogram or 500 g and is sometimes seen in recipes originating on the continent.