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Calorie Labels on Food Packaging

Hey all, I'm going to try this Caloric Deficit routine and I have a quick question.

What's the difference between a calorie and a kilo-calorie?

I know - a kilo calorie should mean 1000 calories.

But, for example, I was looking at different types of breads.

Hovis had the calorie count at 109 calories per slice, while Kingsmill had 94 kilo-calories per slice.

Now I find it really hard to believe one slice of Kingsmill has 94000 calories

Am I missing something simple here? Is 94 kilo-calories just another way of saying 94 regular calories? Is there a link between the two?

Thanks for any advice

posted on 15/2/14

When referring to food, the upper case C in 'Calories' means it refers to Kilocalories (which is the correct term).

'calories' with a lower case c means 1000th of a Kcal.

posted on 15/2/14

Basically,

1000 calories = 1 Calorie = 1 Kilocalorie

posted on 15/2/14

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posted on 15/2/14

Bloodred are you serious? Fecking europe and their fecking units.

Thanks for the info

posted on 15/2/14

Just gerritt down yer neck . . . . . .

posted on 17/2/14

Its the same thing

comment by Diggler (U4142)

posted on 20/2/14

http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2013/06/27/how-to-not-get-scammed-by-food-labels-plus-were-hiring/

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