Convert Megacalories to Kilocalories

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

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1 Mcal = 1,000 kcal

How to Convert Megacalories to Kilocalories

To convert a megacalorie measurement to a kilocalorie measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One megacalorie is equal to 1,000 kilocalories, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilocalories = megacalories × 1,000

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

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

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

Megacalories

One megacalorie is equal to 1,000,000 calories, which are 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.

Kilocalories

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.

Megacalorie to Kilocalorie Conversion Table

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