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what is a kcal???

Mike Singletary

Mike Singletary

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Sep 8, 2010
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Is there a difference between a kcal and a calorie? may be a dumb question, but I see kcal all the time. Thanks
 
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tyler21

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Nov 24, 2010
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not really

I think what you read in the US is displayed in it's simplest form so when it says 1 cal it really means 1,000 kcals
 
MAYO

MAYO

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A calorie(cal) is the amount of heat energy required to raise 1cc or 1 gram of water 1 degree C. A food calorie(Cal),also referred to as a kilocalorie(kcal),is the amount of heat energy required to raise 1 kilogram(1000 grams) of water by 1 degree C. Both a Cal and kcal are equal to 1000cal. All listings on nutritional panels are in food calories(Cal) as are all caloric references in diet plans. Hope this helps.

MAYO
 
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