Kilocalories to Calories Converter

Enter the energy in kilocalories below to get the value converted to calories.


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1 kcal = 1,000 cal

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How to Convert Kilocalories to Calories

To convert a measurement in kilocalories to a measurement in calories, multiply the energy by the following conversion ratio: 1,000 calories/kilocalorie.

Since one kilocalorie is equal to 1,000 calories, you can use this simple formula to convert:

calories = kilocalories × 1,000

The energy in calories is equal to the energy in kilocalories multiplied by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilocalories to calories using the formula above.
calories = (5 kcal × 1,000) = 5,000 cal

How Many Calories Are in a Kilocalorie?

There are 1,000 calories in a kilocalorie, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 kcal = 1,000 cal

Kilocalories and calories are both units used to measure energy. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Kilocalorie?

One kilocalorie, is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius.

Kilocalories can be abbreviated as kcal; for example, 1 kilocalorie can be written as 1 kcal.

When being used to measure nutrition or metabolic processes, the large calorie is used, which is equal to one kilocalorie.

Learn more about kilocalories.

What Is a Calorie?

One calorie is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius.

When measuring the energy content in foods, the large calorie, or kilocalorie is used, but it's often still just called a "calorie." When both the calorie and large calorie are used in the same context it is common to refer to the calorie as a "small calorie."

Calories can be abbreviated as cal; for example, 1 calorie can be written as 1 cal.

Learn more about calories.

Kilocalorie to Calorie Conversion Table

Table showing various kilocalorie measurements converted to calories.
Kilocalories Calories
0.001 kcal 1 cal
0.002 kcal 2 cal
0.003 kcal 3 cal
0.004 kcal 4 cal
0.005 kcal 5 cal
0.006 kcal 6 cal
0.007 kcal 7 cal
0.008 kcal 8 cal
0.009 kcal 9 cal
0.01 kcal 10 cal
0.02 kcal 20 cal
0.03 kcal 30 cal
0.04 kcal 40 cal
0.05 kcal 50 cal
0.06 kcal 60 cal
0.07 kcal 70 cal
0.08 kcal 80 cal
0.09 kcal 90 cal
0.1 kcal 100 cal
0.2 kcal 200 cal
0.3 kcal 300 cal
0.4 kcal 400 cal
0.5 kcal 500 cal
0.6 kcal 600 cal
0.7 kcal 700 cal
0.8 kcal 800 cal
0.9 kcal 900 cal
1 kcal 1,000 cal

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