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"Calorie" Defined
Definition of Calorie/Kilocalorie
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Exercise Advice For Calorie-Burning - Calories Burned by Exercise


Definition of Calorie, Kilocalorie

Calorie Definition

What is a Calorie?

A calorie is a unit of energy. Rather confusingly, the term "calorie" may refer to two types of calorie - a large one and a small one!

Large Calories

The large "calorie" is the amount of energy, or heat, it takes to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram gram of water 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). One large calorie is equal to 4,184 joules. It is commonly used in food energy measurement and appears on food labels as "kilocalories." It may also be referred to a a "food calorie."

Small Calories

The small "calorie" is the amount of energy, or heat, it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). One small calorie is equal to 4.184 joules. It may also be referred to as an "energy calorie."

Calories are Simply Units of Energy

We tend to associate calories with food, but anything containing energy contains calories. For example, a gallon (about 4 liters) of gasoline contains about 31,000,000 calories!

For calorie details of 2500 Foods, see Calories in Food

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Dietary Calories In Types of Foods

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Caloric Information

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