Let’s End the Confusion
Q. What is a calorie, and how are calorie counts computer?
A. t’s a unit of measure for the energy in food. First defined in France in the early 1800s, a food calorie is the amount of heat (energy) needed to raise the temperature of 1,000 grams (a liter) of water 1 degree Celsius.
Researchers measure calories by using a “bomb calorimeter,” a small chamber in which a food is burned to heat
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