# Kilocalories to calories conversion

Kilocalories (kcal) to calories (cal), energy conversion calculator and how to convert.

Enter the energy in kcal, select calorie unit type and press the *Convert* button:

## Small & large calories

*Small calorie* (cal) is the energy needed to increase 1 gram of water by 1Â°C at a pressure of 1 atmosphere.

*Large calorie* (Cal) is the energy needed to increase 1 kg of water by 1Â°C at a pressure of 1 atmosphere.

*Large calorie* is also called *food calorie* and is used as a unit of food energy.

## How to convert kcal to calories

### kcal to cal - small kilocalories to small calories

1 kcal = 1000 cal

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

*E*_{(cal)} = 1000 Ã— *E*_{(kcal)}

##### Example

Convert 6kcal to small calories:

*E*_{(cal)} = 1000 Ã— 6kcal = 6000 cal

### kcal to Cal - small kilocalories to large calories

1 Cal = 1 kcal

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

*E*_{(Cal)} = *E*_{(kcal)}

##### Example

Convert 6 kcal to large calories:

*E*_{(Cal)} = 6 kcal = 6 Cal