# Kilojoules to Kilocalories Converter

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

Results in Kilocalories: 1 kJ = 0.239006 kcal

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## How to Convert Kilojoules to Kilocalories

To convert a measurement in kilojoules to a measurement in kilocalories, multiply the energy by the following conversion ratio: 0.239006 kilocalories/kilojoule.

Since one kilojoule is equal to 0.239006 kilocalories, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilocalories = kilojoules × 0.239006

The energy in kilocalories is equal to the energy in kilojoules multiplied by 0.239006.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilojoules to kilocalories using the formula above.
kilocalories = (5 kJ × 0.239006) = 1.195029 kcal

### How Many Kilocalories Are in a Kilojoule?

There are 0.239006 kilocalories in a kilojoule, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 kJ = 0.239006 kcal

## What Is a Kilojoule?

One kilojoule is equal to 1,000 joules, which is the energy equal to the force on an object of one newton at a distance of one meter.

The kilojoule is a multiple of the joule, which is the SI derived unit for energy. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilojoules can be abbreviated as kJ; for example, 1 kilojoule can be written as 1 kJ.

## 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.

## Kilojoule to Kilocalorie Conversion Table

Table showing various kilojoule measurements converted to kilocalories.
Kilojoules Kilocalories
1 kJ 0.239006 kcal
2 kJ 0.478011 kcal
3 kJ 0.717017 kcal
4 kJ 0.956023 kcal
5 kJ 1.195 kcal
6 kJ 1.434 kcal
7 kJ 1.673 kcal
8 kJ 1.912 kcal
9 kJ 2.1511 kcal
10 kJ 2.3901 kcal
11 kJ 2.6291 kcal
12 kJ 2.8681 kcal
13 kJ 3.1071 kcal
14 kJ 3.3461 kcal
15 kJ 3.5851 kcal
16 kJ 3.8241 kcal
17 kJ 4.0631 kcal
18 kJ 4.3021 kcal
19 kJ 4.5411 kcal
20 kJ 4.7801 kcal
21 kJ 5.0191 kcal
22 kJ 5.2581 kcal
23 kJ 5.4971 kcal
24 kJ 5.7361 kcal
25 kJ 5.9751 kcal
26 kJ 6.2141 kcal
27 kJ 6.4532 kcal
28 kJ 6.6922 kcal
29 kJ 6.9312 kcal
30 kJ 7.1702 kcal
31 kJ 7.4092 kcal
32 kJ 7.6482 kcal
33 kJ 7.8872 kcal
34 kJ 8.1262 kcal
35 kJ 8.3652 kcal
36 kJ 8.6042 kcal
37 kJ 8.8432 kcal
38 kJ 9.0822 kcal
39 kJ 9.3212 kcal
40 kJ 9.5602 kcal