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Convert Joule to Calorie (nutritional)



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Joules (j) and nutritional calories (cal) both are the most common units of energy – and when it comes to conversion from j to cal, it’s look like a daunting task! But, the above converter for these units of energy works all for you in a best way! An online joule to calorie nutritional converter helps you to change the number of given joules (j) to the equivalent number of nutritional calories. Just add value for joule into the given box of this tool and get the nutritional calories.

Also, we discuss the formula below along with example problem for better understanding from joules to calories.

Relation Between Joule And Calorie:

A nutritional calorie (cal) is referred to as a unit of energy. No doubt, there are several definitions exist but fall into two board categories. First, the small calorie or gram calorie represented by symbol (cal) that is elaborated as the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram (g) of water by 1 degree Celsius at a pressure of 1 atmosphere. Second, the large calorie or kilogram calorie represented by symbol (Cal), it is also said to be as the food calorie and similar names is elaborated in the terms of the kilogram rather than the gram (g). It is equal to 1000 small calories or one kilocalorie is represented by symbol (kcal).

Although both units joule and calorie both are related to the metric system, even all of them have been considered obsolete in science since the adoption of the SI unit system. The unit of energy in the SI units is referred to as joule (j). One small calorie referred to as approximately 4.2 joules (so, one large calorie in said to be about 4.2 kilojoules).

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  • 1 joule (J) is equal to 0.0002388459 calorie nutritional (cal)
  • 1 calorie nutritional (cal) is equal to 4186.799940882385 joules (J)

Joule to Calorie Nutritional Formula:

The formula for j to cal is:

calories = J ÷ 4186.799940882385

How do you convert joule to nutritional calorie (j to cal)?

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  • Formula (the below example helps you)

Example of conversions between joules and nutritional calorie:

Problem: Convert 8775 joules to calorie?


Step 1 (Formula):

  • calories = J ÷ 4186.799940882385

Step 2 (Put the Values):

  • calories = 8775 ÷ 4186.799940882385

Step 3 (Result):

  • 2.0958727725 nutritional calories

Means, 8775 joules (J) is equal to 2.0958727725 nutritional calories (cal)

Joules (J) to nutritional calories (cal) conversion table: