8700 kilojoules (kJ) converted to Calories (kcal)

8700 kilojoules (kJ) are equal to 2079.3 calories (kcal). The conversion between kilojoules (kJ) and calories (Cal), specifically kilocalories (kcal), can be useful when estimating energy values in the context of nutrition. The accurate conversion factors are as follows:

  • 1 kilojoule (kJ) = 0.239 kilocalories (kcal)
  • 1 kilocalorie (kcal) = 4.184 kilojoules (kJ)

To convert kilojoules to kilocalories, you can multiply the kilojoule value by 0.239. This conversion factor accounts for the difference in energy measurement between kilojoules and kilocalories. For example, if you have an energy value of 1000 kilojoules (kJ), you can estimate the equivalent in kilocalories (kcal) by multiplying it by 0.239: 1000 kJ * 0.239 = 239 kcal. Conversely, to convert kilocalories to kilojoules, you need to multiply the kilocalorie value by 4.184.

8700kJ Australia average daily intake

Conversion Factor

This conversion factor ensures an accurate estimation of energy in kilojoules based on the kilocalorie measurement. For instance, if you have an energy value of 500 kilocalories (kcal), you can estimate the equivalent in kilojoules (kJ) by multiplying it by 4.184: 500 kcal * 4.184 = 2092 kJ. It’s important to note that kilocalories (kcal) are commonly referred to as “Calories” in nutritional contexts. Thus, when you see the term “Calories” mentioned in food labels or discussions about energy intake, it usually means kilocalories.

To avoid confusion, it’s helpful to remember that 1 kilocalorie (kcal) is equivalent to 1 Calorie (capital C) and that the symbol “kcal” represents kilocalories. By understanding these conversion factors and accurately estimating energy values in either kilocalories or kilojoules, you can make more informed decisions regarding your nutrition and energy intake. 

8700 Kilojoules is the same as 2079.3 Calories

8700kJ (kilojoules) converted to calories is 2079 kcal. Why should 8700 kJ be singled out as possibly the most searched kJ to Cal conversion in Australia? Because, according to government legislation, 8700kJ is the official benchmark of how much food energy the “average” Australian adult eats per day. The assumption is probably that maintaining a healthy weight requires an intake of not more than this level.

Of course, no one is really average, so you should use a calorie tracker to find out how many kJ or kcal you eat per day.

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Want to learn more about why we use different measures when we talk about food energy? Read our in-depth explanation of the differences between calories and kilojoules here! 

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