Food: Abbreviations

(updated 1/20/16)

SIM MAGAZINES (including Diabetic Living):
Do use abbreviations in
1. Recipe ingredients lists (singular and plural are the same):
gal.
ml (no period)
lb.
oz.
pkg.
qt.
pt.
Tbsp.
tsp.
2. Nutritional analysis:
calorie—cal.; saturated fat—sat. fat; cholesterol—chol.; carbohydrates—carb.; 
protein—pro.; 
gram—g (no period); milligram—mg (no period)
3. Stand-alone paragraph-style recipes that are not part of a main recipe.
4. Recipe methods, running copy, subrecipes, variations, blurbs, or footnotes

Do not use abbreviations in
Timings given with recipes:
minutes
hours


BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS
MAGAZINE:

Do use abbreviations in
1. Recipe ingredients lists (singular and plural are the same):
gal.
ml (no period)
lb.
oz.
pkg.
qt.
pt.
Tbsp.
tsp.
2. Recipe methods, running copy, subrecipes, variations, blurbs, and footnotes
3. Timings given with recipes (singular and plural are the same):
min.
hr.
4. Nutritional analysis (do not include saturated fat) (do not use periods except with protein [pro.], which falls at the end of the NA list):
calorie—cal; cholesterol—chol; carbohydrates—carb; protein—pro.; gram—g; milligram—mg
 

BHG.com:
Do not use abbreviations in
1. Recipe ingredients lists:
gallon(s)
pound(s)
ounce(s)
package(s)
quart(s)
pint(s)
tablespoon(s)
teaspoon(s)
2. Recipe methods, running copy, subrecipes, variations, blurbs, or footnotes

Do use abbreviations in
1. Timings given with recipes (no punctuation):
min/mins
hr/hrs
2. Nutritional analysis:
calorie—cal.; saturated fat—sat. fat; cholesterol—chol.; carbohydrates—carb.; protein—pro.;
gram—g (no period); milligram—mg (no period)


See also Nutrition Analysis and Serving Information for usage.

 


 

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