large calorie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n large calorie a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
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Usage

In literature:

The remainder of the calories are largely made up by fat and carbohydrate.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
It has been pointed out that a quantity of fat capable of yielding 100 large calories of heat will occupy only about 12 cc.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
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In news:

Compulsive overeaters, or binge eaters, engage in short feasts wherein they consume a large amount of calories.
Weight is largely determined by how one balances the calories eaten with energy consumed.
The large A&W Root Beer Milkshake has taken on Hall of Fame status in The Sun's Fatabase of nutritional information due to sky-high levels of sugar (252 grams), carbs (278 grams), salt (1,200 milligrams) and calories (1,720).
Critics complain the government's new obesity ad campaign sidesteps what some feel are the real causes of the obesity epidemic, the abundance of cheap and large portions of sugary and high-calorie foods.
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