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How are Calories/kJ calculated for the EU label?

ANNEX XIV
CONVERSION FACTORS FOR THE CALCULATION OF ENERGY
"The energy value to be declared shall be calculated using the following conversion factors:
— carbohydrate (except polyols), 17 kJ/g — 4 kcal/g
— polyols, 10 kJ/g — 2,4 kcal/g
— protein, 17 kJ/g — 4 kcal/g
— fat, 37 kJ/g — 9 kcal/g
— salatrims, 25 kJ/g — 6 kcal/g
— alcohol (ethanol), 29 kJ/g — 7 kcal/g
— organic acid, 13 kJ/g — 3 kcal/g
— fibre, 8 kJ/g — 2 kcal/g
— erythritol, 0 kJ/g — 0 kcal/g"

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex:31990L0496

 

  kJ/g kcal/g
Carbohydrate (except polyols) 17 4
Polyols 10 2,4
Protein 17 4
Fat 37 9
Salatrims 25 6
Alcohol (ethanol) 29 7
Organic Acid 13 3
Fibre 8 2
Erythritol 0 0
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