(kilo)calories

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It's one of those marketing problems Jeba, over time dieting 'Calories' and scientific 'calories' have been conflated to the point where unless you are reading a science paper, you can assume that if the word Calories is spelled out in full they really mean kcal.

 

This article explains how Calorie counts are calculated for foodstuffs and it bears no relationship to how I recall measuring the energy content of things with a bomb-calorimeter.

 

It's a US focussed article but I think the same method applies round the world.  

 

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In the nutrition world Calorie or Cal (notice the capital C) means kcal.  It is supposed to be for simplicity.

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