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:    
         
  Enter energy in calories:  
         
       
         
  Result in small kilocalories: kcal  
         

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Small & large calories

Small calorie (cal) is the energy needed to increase 1 gram of water by 1ºC at a pressure of 1 atmosphere.

Large calorie (Cal) is the energy needed to increase 1 kg of water by 1ºC at a pressure of 1 atmosphere.

Large calorie is also called food calorie and is used as a unit of food energy.

How to convert calories to kcal

cal to kcal - small calories to small kilocalories

1 kcal = 1000 cal

The energy in small kilocalories (kcal) is equal to the energy in small calories (cal) divided by 1000:

E(kcal) = E(cal) / 1000

Example

Convert 6000cal to small kcal:

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

Cal to kcal - large calories to small kilocalories

1 kcal = 1 Cal

The energy in small kilocalories (kcal) is equal to the energy in large calories (Cal):

E(kcal) = E(Cal)

Example

Convert 6Cal to kcal:

E(kcal) = 6Cal = 6kcal

 

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