kcal to calories conversion

Kilocalories (kcal) to calories (cal), energy conversion calculator and how to convert.

Kilocalories to calories conversion calculator

Enter the energy in kcal, select calorie unit type and press the Convert button:

         
  Enter energy in small kilocalories: kcal  
         
  Select calorie unit type:    
         
       
         
  Result in calories:  
         

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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 kcal to calories

kcal to cal - small kilocalories to small calories

1 kcal = 1000 cal

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

E(cal) = 1000 × E(kcal)

Example

Convert 6kcal to small calories:

E(cal) = 1000 × 6kcal = 6000 cal

kcal to Cal - small kilocalories to large calories

1 Cal = 1 kcal

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

E(Cal) = E(kcal)

Example

Convert 6 kcal to large calories:

E(Cal) = 6 kcal = 6 Cal

 

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