Question by JJ: What's the difference between a "calorie" and a "kilocalorie"?
In Japan, all the food packages say "Kcal", which is short for "Kilocalorie". Is there a difference between a Kcal and a regular calorie?
Answer by Lacey
Kcal is the same as the U.S. Calories (note the capital C). A calorie with a small see is 1/1000 of a Kcal or Calorie. We are just lazy in the U.S. so we just call it a Calorie and drop the kilo (which means 1000 "little" calories).
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