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 Subject: cooking Category: Family and Home Asked by: shadow4444-ga List Price: \$5.00 Posted: 31 Aug 2006 08:42 PDT Expires: 30 Sep 2006 08:42 PDT Question ID: 761133
 ```I have a cook book that shows Kcals/KJ. I need to know the formula to convert into calories.```
 Subject: Re: cooking Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 31 Aug 2006 09:23 PDT
 ```Hello shadow4444~ A kcal (kilocalorie) is the same as a food calorie. This can be confusing, as a calorie as used in nutrition is not the same as a calorie used in science. "A food calorie is the same as a kilocalorie...but a food calorie is not the same as a calorie (in science)." (The WWW Unit Converter: http://www.aprioriathletics.com/calculators/unitconverter/energy.htm ) Weight Loss Program also notes: "When speaking about food, we say 'calorie' when we mean 'kilocalorie'. For example, when you see '200 calories' on a food label, it actually means 200 kilocalories..." ("What Is a Calorie?" http://www.weight-loss-program.com/art02-what-is-calorie.html ) KJ stands for Kilojoules per mole or "Joule." How Stuff Works says: "A food calorie contains 4,184 joules." ("How Calories Work:" http://health.howstuffworks.com/calorie1.htm ) If you like, you can automatically convert calories to KJ at EngNet: http://www.engnetglobal.com/tips/convert.asp?catid=12 Kind regards, Kriswrite RESEARCH STRATEGY: joules to food calories convert kilocalories to calories```
 ```Kilojoules are simply the metric measure for calories. They're standard use here in Australia and we don't generally use the term "kilocalorie" at all (I guess it means a unit of one thousand calories -- I've actually never heard the term used in everyday parlance)and a joule is a far smaller unit of energy as to render it pointless in cooking (a bit like measuring your 500 grams of flour as 50000 milligrams!). A calorie is equal to 4.2 kilojoules as explained in this site: http://www.formulaforlife.com.au/asp/healthyliving.asp?section=nutrition&subsec=calories&pg=index And this site offers a more in depth explanation of kJ as a unit of energy as it relates to diet, metabolism and health: http://www.disability.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Kilojoules_and_calories-explained?OpenDocument Hope this helps. Search terms: ```
 ```Oh, and forgot to mention that the correct presentation is kJ (lower case "k" and upper case "J".```
 `one calories is equal to 4.18 KJ`
 `I dont know too`