# Megacalories to Calories Converter

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

## Result in Calories:

1 Mcal = 1,000,000 cal

Do you want to convert calories to megacalories?

## How to Convert Megacalories to Calories

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

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

calories = megacalories × 1,000,000

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

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

### How Many Calories Are in a Megacalorie?

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

1 Mcal = 1,000,000 cal

## What Is a Megacalorie?

One megacalorie is equal to 1,000,000 calories, which is the heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius. One megacalorie is equal to 4.184 megajoules.

Megacalories can be abbreviated as Mcal; for example, 1 megacalorie can be written as 1 Mcal.

## 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.

## Megacalorie to Calorie Conversion Table

Table showing various megacalorie measurements converted to calories.
Megacalories Calories
0.000001 Mcal 1 cal
0.000002 Mcal 2 cal
0.000003 Mcal 3 cal
0.000004 Mcal 4 cal
0.000005 Mcal 5 cal
0.000006 Mcal 6 cal
0.000007 Mcal 7 cal
0.000008 Mcal 8 cal
0.000009 Mcal 9 cal
0.0000001 Mcal 0.1 cal
0.000001 Mcal 1 cal
0.00001 Mcal 10 cal
0.0001 Mcal 100 cal
0.001 Mcal 1,000 cal
0.01 Mcal 10,000 cal
0.1 Mcal 100,000 cal
1 Mcal 1,000,000 cal