# Kilocalories to calories conversion Kilocalories to calories conversion is the process of converting energy values from kilocalories (kcal) to calories (cal). To convert kilocalories to calories, you need to multiply the value in kilocalories by 1000.

 Enter energy in small kilocalories: kcal Select calorie unit type: Small calories Large/food calories Result in calories:

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## What is Kilocalories to calories conversion

To convert kilocalories (kcal) to calories (cal), you can multiply the value in kilocalories by 1000.

cal = kcal * 1000

For example, let's convert 2.5 kilocalories to calories:

cal = 2.5 kcal * 1000 cal = 2500 cal

Therefore, 2.5 kilocalories is equal to 2500 calories.

## Small & large calories

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

Large calorie (Cal) is the energy needed to increase 1 kg of water by 1°C 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

## Kilocalories to calories conversion Example

Kilocalories (kcal) Calories (cal)
1 1000
2 2000
3 3000
4 4000
5 5000
10 10000
15 15000
20 20000
25 25000

To convert from kilocalories to calories, simply multiply the value in kilocalories by 1000. For example, if you have 4 kilocalories, you would multiply it by 1000 to get 4000 calories.

Remember, 1 kilocalorie is equal to 1000 calories.