The energy value is the amount of energy in a given product that the body can absorb through digestion. The energy value is expressed in kilocalories (kcal) and kilojoules (kJ).

Determination of the energy value

As of December 13, 2016, EU regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information comes into force. According to the new requirements, the manufacturer must define and declare the basic parameters of his product, including:

  • Energy value

  • fat amount,

  • saturated fatty acid content,

  • carbohydrate and sugar content

  • protein content

  • salt content.

One nutritional kilocalorie (1 kcal or 1000 calories) is the amount of energy (heat) available by digesting food that will raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius.

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