View Full Version : what is kj and kcal

02-11-2010, 02:43 PM
its quite simple really. whats the difference and more importantly what should I be looking at in terms of nutritional information.

02-11-2010, 03:22 PM
They are both units of energy.
KJ stands for Kilojoules and Kcal stands for Kilocalories also known as a Calorie with a capital "C".

The second part of your question is too broad and I have no idea what you are asking.

02-11-2010, 03:49 PM
whats more important when trying to meet your needs.

02-11-2010, 03:53 PM
They are units of energy, the difference between the two is just a unit conversion. Think centimeter vs inch.
Every kilocalorie (aka Calorie) is 4.184 kJ (kilojoules).