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BuzZStop, Issue #038 -- Confused by "calorie" and "kcal" on food labels?
November 02, 2008

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Did you ever get confused by “C” and “kcal” on food labels?

According to its food label, each of my favourite chocolate cookies contains “50kcal”. If “kilo” equates to the amount of “1000” units, does it mean that there are “50 000 calories” in the cookie? And if I were to follow the advice of my dietician and limit my daily calorie intake to 2000 calories, then counting the “50 000 calories” from the cookie just wouldn’t make sense at all!

Something seems to be very wrong in the way I read “calories”.... Solve this mystery in "Know How to Count Calorie?”.

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