# Calories to kcal conversion

Calories (cal) to kilocalories (kcal), energy conversion calculator and how to convert.

## Calories to kcal conversion calculator

Select calorie unit type, enter the energy in calories and press the Convert button:

 Select calorie unit type: Small calories Large/food calories Enter energy in calories: Result in small kilocalories: kcal

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#### Calories to kcal

A calorie (image: cal) is a unit of energy characterized as how much energy expected to expand the temperature of one gram of water by one °C. This is alluded to as the little calorie or the gram calorie, and is equivalent to 4.1868 joules, the SI (Worldwide Arrangement of Units) unit of energy. (What could be compared to 1000 little calories, but on the other hand is in some cases alluded to as just "Calorie." Enormous calories are generally utilized for naming food varieties, and in that capacity, is known as the food calorie.

Albeit the calorie can be utilized with SI, since the authority reception of SI in 1960, the calorie is thought of as old. Notwithstanding this, the huge calorie is still broadly utilized as a unit of food energy, close by, or instead of the SI unit of food energy, the kilojoule. The utilization of a capital "C" in Calorie is expected to signify the utilization of kilocalories as opposed to calories meaning a solitary calorie. This isn't frequently seen in any case, bringing about some disarray when food varieties are just marked as Calories as opposed to kilocalories. Calories are likewise utilized inside logical settings, like science. In these specific circumstances, the term being referred to is most frequently the little calorie, however estimations are frequently detailed in kilocalories.

A kilocalorie (image: kcal or Cal) is a unit of energy characterized in light of the calorie and is equivalent to 1000 calories or 4.1868 kilojoules. A calorie (little calorie) is characterized as how much energy expected to build the temperature of one gram of water by one °C. Kilocalories are additionally alluded to as huge calories or food calories, and are in some cases alluded to as Calories, which can be equivocal, and confused with the little calorie.

Albeit the kilocalorie is for the most part viewed as an outdated unit, it is still broadly utilized close by the SI unit of kilojoule to gauge food energy. In nations where SI has not been taken on, like the US, kilocalories, normally alluded to as just "Calories," are as yet the liked estimation of food energy. Kilocalories are likewise now and again seen in chemistry.The kilo prefix depends on the SI prefixes, yet calories with prefixes past the various of kilo are not usually used.

#### Little and huge calories

Little calorie (cal) is the energy expected to increment 1 gram of water by 1°C at a tension of 1 atmosphere.

Enormous calorie (Cal) is the energy expected to increment 1 kg of water by 1°C at a tension of 1 atmosphere.

Huge calorie is likewise called food calorie and is utilized as a unit of food energy.

#### How to change calories over completely to kcal

cal to kcal - little calories to little kilocalories

1 kcal = 1000 cal

The energy in little kilocalories (kcal) is equivalent to the energy in little calories (cal) separated by 1000:

E(kcal) = E(cal)/1000

#### Example

Convert 6000cal to little kcal:

E(kcal) = 6000cal/1000 = 6 kcal

Cal to kcal - huge calories to little kilocalories

1 kcal = 1 Cal

The energy in little kilocalories (kcal) is equivalent to the energy in enormous calories (Cal):

E(kcal) = E(Cal)

#### Example

Convert 6Cal to kcal:

E(kcal) = 6Cal = 6kcal

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