Measurement unit: calorie [nutritional]

Full name: calorie [nutritional]

Plural form: calories

Symbol: cal

Category type: energy

Scale factor: 4186.8

SI unit: joule

The SI derived unit for energy is the joule.
1 joule is equal to 0.0002388458966275 calorie [nutritional].

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Definition: Calorie

A calorie refers to a non-SI unit of energy. There are two common but different meanings: one is used in food and nutrition, the other was formerly widely used in chemistry, and a food calorie represents 1000 chemistry calories. The food calorie is sometimes capitalized as Calorie to distinguish it from the chemistry calorie; however, this capitalization is rarely observed in practice.

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