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.
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)
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)
Convert 6 kcal to large calories:
E(Cal) = 6 kcal = 6 Cal
Kilocalories to calories conversion Example
|Kilocalories (kcal)||Calories (cal)|
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.