# Kilojoules to Calories

The kilojoules are the unit of the energy, and the symbol kJ represents it. This unit is the derived unit of energy in the international system of the group. The base unit of the kilojoules is Joule, and it is named after the James Prescott Joule. The Joule is defined as the amount of the energy which is expanded by the applying of the force of 1 Newton from the distance of the 1 meter.

## Kilojoules to Calories

The unit kilojoules are equal to 1000 of the joules. The kilojoules unit is mainly used in many of the countries for the nutritional food labels to express the energy of the food in the kilojoules.

Calories:

A calorie is the unit of the energy, and it is a pre-SI measurement unit of the energy or the heat. The one calorie is defined as the amount of the energy which is required to raise the temperature of the 1 gram of the water by the 1 degree centigrade and the 1 degree Celsius. In the year 1948, the scientific community decides that the heat is transferred energy, and the SI unit of the heat is like one we use for the energy and then decide that the unit is Joule. Now the calorie is a unit which is used at the place of the unit joule, but it is not the SI unit of the energy.

Conversion:

•    The value of the one kilojoule is equal to the 0.239 calories.
•    The amount of the two kilojoules is similar to the 0.478 calories.
•    The value of the three kilojoules is equal to the 0.717 calories.
•    The value of the five kilojoules is equal to the 1.195 calories.