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How heavy is 230 grains?

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It's about 250,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Salt
In other words, 230 grains is 255,000 times the weight of a Grain of Salt, and the weight of a Grain of Salt is 0.000003920 times that amount.
The mass of a grain of salt is approximately 0.000903 grains. Salt consumption varies widely by country; the people of the United States consume a combined total of about 42,100,000,000 grains of salt each year.
It's about 50,000 times as heavy as a Poppy Seed
In other words, the weight of a Poppy Seed is 0.0000200 times 230 grains.
(Papaver somniferum)
Fifty percent oil by weight, a poppy seed weighs approximately 0.0046 grains. The true pigment of a poppy seed is brown in color, while the characteristic bluish color is an optical illusion caused by a layer of calcium oxalate crystals refracting light rays.
It's about 25,000 times as heavy as a Grain of Sugar
In other words, 230 grains is 23,800 times the weight of a Grain of Sugar, and the weight of a Grain of Sugar is 0.0000420 times that amount.
(a.k.a. white sugar, a.k.a. white refined sugar, a.k.a. table sugar, a.k.a. sucrose, a.k.a. saccharose)
A grain of sugar weighs approximately 0.00965 grains. Sugar consumption varies widely by country; the average citizen of the United States consumes about 944,000 grains of sugar each year.
It's about 4,000 times as heavy as a Sesame Seed
In other words, 230 grains is 4,090 times the weight of a Sesame Seed, and the weight of a Sesame Seed is 0.000244 times that amount.
(Sesamum indicum)
A sesame seed weighs approximately 0.0562 grains. The McDonald's Big Mac sandwich, which is well-known for its sesame seed top bun, accounts for the consumption of an estimated 31,000,000 grains of sesame seeds each day.
It's about 3,500 times as heavy as a Grain of Sand
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Sand is 0.00029 times 230 grains.
(medium grain)
With tremendous variety in the size of grain and the component material, grains of sand weigh an average of 0.068 grains. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 15.10 m (49.55 ft) in height.
It's about 500 times as heavy as a Grain of Rice
In other words, the weight of a Grain of Rice is 0.002 times 230 grains.
(long grain; 14% moisture content)
A single long grain of rice weighs an average of 0.450 grains. A staple through most of human history, archaeological evidence indicates that the earliest rice cultivation was about 11,500 years ago.
It's about 70 times as heavy as a Raindrop
In other words, the weight of a Raindrop is 0.01 times 230 grains.
(a.k.a. drop, a.k.a. droplet) (average)
The weight of a raindrop depends heavily on the type of weather, but averages about 3 grains. The familiar teardrop shape of a raindrop is actually an optical illusion, caused by the reflection of the light and the motion of the drop.