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What is the difference between a calorie and a food calorie?


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2013-06-24 12:33:02
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Calories can be broadly classified as

1.large calories

2.small calories

1. Large calories : This is also called as kilogram calorie, dietary calorie, nutritionist's calorie or food calorie.

"It is the energy required to increase the temperature of 1 kg of water by 1 degree C under 1 atmospheric pressure."

In conversion, 1kcal = 1 cal (in terms of large cal)

2. Small Calories : This is also called as gram calorie. (the other term you are refering in the question, 'calorie')

"It is the energy required to raise the temperature of 1gm of water by 1 degree C under 1 atmospheric pressure"

In conversion, 1Kcal = 1000 cal (interms of small cal)

So, when you are talking about 'calories', it refers to small calories.

And when you are talking about food calories or calories related to dietary facts, it refers to 'large calories', and remember the conversion holds.

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A calorie is simply a measurement of an amount of energy. A food calorie tells you how much energy is in a food. The biggest difference is that in nutrition, the word calorie is used as short for kilo-calorie (or 1,000 actual calories), whereas in physics or other forms of science, a calorie is simply a calorie.

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A calorie is the unit of energy required to raise one gram of water 1 degree Celsius. A kilocalorie, or Calorie, is the equivalent of 1000 calories.

Both Calorie and calorie are measurements of energy. 1 Calorie = 1000 calories Upper-case Calorie is used in nutritional terms and is sometimes also referred to as a kilocalorie to avoid confusing it with the lower-case calorie. Please see the related link for more details The Calorie (kilocalorie, kcal) is 1000 calories - a more useful unit and widely used.

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Assuming that you're talking about the difference between the calories listed on "Nutritional Information" labels on food, one "food calorie" is equal to 4.184 kilojoules, or 1000 calories in science (a "scientific calorie" being the amount of energy needed to raise one gram of water one degree Celsius).

The small calorie is equivalent to 4.2 joules. This is the scientific calorie, and it is usually replaced with units in joules. The kilogram calorie is the dietary or nutritional calorie. It is the equivalent of 4.2 kilojoules, 1000 times greater than the small calorie.

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