kcal to Cal conversion

With the tool on the page, you can automatically translate between kcal and Cal from weight measurements. The conversion process you will make works automatically based on the kcal calorie conversion formula. To perform the conversion, simply enter the value you want in the box below and press the “Convert” button. The result will appear immediately below.

kcal to Cal conversion

  • Energy in calories
  • Calorie Unit Type
  • Conversion result
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How to convert from kcal to Cal?

Things to consider when choosing a calorie unit type:

  • Small calorie (cal) is the energy required to raise 1 gram of water by 1°C at 1 atmosphere of pressure.
  • Large calorie (Cal) is the energy required to raise 1 kg of water at 1 atmosphere pressure by 1°C.
  • Large calorie is also called food calorie and is used as a unit of food energy.

kcal – cal – from small kilocalories to small calories

1 kcal = 1000 cal

Cal to kcal – from small kilocalories to large calories

1 Cal = 1 kcal

Kcal Cal conversion formula

The energy in small calories (cal) is equal to 1000 times the energy in small kilocalories (kcal):

E(cal) = 1000 × E(kcal)

Energy in large calories (Cal) is equal to energy in small kilocalories (kcal):

E(Cal) = E (kcal)


Converting 6kcal to small calories:

E(cal) = 1000 × 6kcal = 6000 cal

Convert 6 kcal into big calories:

E(Cal) = 6 kcal = 6 Cal

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