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Energy density calculator

Energy density, also known as calorie density, is the amount of calories in a specific weight of food (usually calculated per 100g). Foods that are higher in energy density contain more calories bite-for-bite than lower energy-dense foods.

This calculator will enable you to discover the energy density of many everyday foods.

Select a food from the following list. Then press 'calculate' to see its energy density on the diagram that follows:


For packaged foods, enter the number of kcal/100g listed on the food label.
Then press 'calculate' to see its energy density on the diagram below

Energy density calculator

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