Standard units of measurement
All Fillet apps use the same standard units of measurement.
Learn about standard units and how to use them in Fillet apps.
Standard units
There are three major systems for standard measurement:
 the British Imperial System
 the U.S. Customary System

SI, the International System of Units.
(SI is the modern form of the metric system. In everyday usage, it is still commonly referred to as the metric system.)
Important
Fillet uses only SI (metric) units and U.S. Customary System units.
In Fillet apps, when you see units of measurement such as “cup”, “pt”, or “lb”, this refers to the U.S. Customary System.
Units of measurement for mass and volume
The most commonly used standard units are mass and volume units.
Mass is the heaviness or weight of something.

Some examples of mass units are kilograms ("kg"), grams ("g"), pounds ("lb"), and ounces ("oz").

Volume is the amount of space that something occupies.

Some examples of volume units are liters ("L"), milliliters ("mL"), gallons ("gal"), pints ("pt"), tablespoons ("tbsp"), and teaspoons ("tsp").

Volume is often used to measure liquids, but you can use volume to measure substances in different forms.
For example, "1 tablespoon of sugar", "1 cup of chopped carrots", "1 gallon of ice cream".
Standard units in Fillet
All Fillet apps use the same standard units of measurement.
Since these are all standard units, the measurement values never change.
Note: You cannot create or add standard units in Fillet. To use nonstandard units, you must create abstract units.
Uses of standard units
In Fillet, you will typically use standard units to do the following:
 Add a component to a recipe or menu item
 Enter a price for an ingredient
 Set density for an ingredient
 Specify conversion for an abstract unit