How many pounds of tomatoes are in 3 quarts?

Hoping to make this tonight. Can anyone tell me roughly how many pounds of tomatoes this requires? I’m assuming a mix of cocktail tomatoes and large is ok since they’re all going in the blender anyway? Thank you in advance.

jencordes
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jencordes August 3, 2020
Thank you so much! So helpful. Can’t wait to make it!
 
Nancy August 3, 2020
JenCordes - just over 4 lb.
When I have questions like this, I use a nutrition data base which also gives 3 or 4 common sizes of most things - 1 common shopping or selling size, 1 oz, 100g, 1 cup.
Then I figure from a known quantity to what I want to answer.
In this case, 1 cup of chopped tomatoes is 158g.
There are 4 cups in a quart, so 12 cups, so that makes 1896 grams
Divide 1896 by 454 (grams per lb) and you get 4.17 lb
Sounds fussy, especially if you're not familiar with metric, but gets easy in a short while.
https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2775/2
 
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