Are kcal the same as Calories? Karen Stark August 14, 2018 16:03 Updated Follow The Calories used on food labels are the same as kcals (kilocalories). 1 Calorie = 1 kcal Related articles How do I track my water intake? Why does it say Coffee has carbohydrates? Are there nutrients missing from Cronometer? Reading Nutrition Labels Why does my nutrition report say I had trans-fats when I logged natural foods? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.