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A calorie is a unit of energy used in several fields. It is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius at one atmospheric pressure or the pressure at sea level. When relating to food, Calories with capital “C”, also known as the food calorie the same energy as 1000 calories.

Calories are used in culinary settings to determine the amount of potential energy a meal of ingredient is capable of giving off after consumption.