What's the abbreviation for calories?
People also ask, how do you abbreviate calorie?
- Also called gram calorie, small calorie. an amount of heat exactly equal to 4.1840 joules. Abbreviation: cal.
- (usually initial capital letter) kilocalorie. Abbreviation: Cal.
Likewise, what is another word for calories? Synonyms: gram calorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorie, small calorie, kilocalorie.
Similarly, is KCAL different from Cal?
What is the difference between calories and kilocalories? The "calorie" we refer to in food is actually kilocalorie. One (1) kilocalorie is the same as one (1) Calorie (upper case C). A kilocalorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water one degree Celsius.
What is a calorie in terms of food?
When people talk about the calories in food, what do they mean? A calorie is a unit of measurement — but it doesn't measure weight or length. A calorie is a unit of energy. When you hear something contains 100 calories, it's a way of describing how much energy your body could get from eating or drinking it.