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17 Dec 2002

BEET
I eat allot of beetroot but there is no nutritional label on the Koo Beetroot Bottle. It contains added salt and sugar so the value is higher then just normal beetroot. What would you say the kilojoules per 100 would be?

Also is kilojoules and kcal the same thing? Then what is calories?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Beet
Kilojoules (kJ) are used to express the energy content of food, etc, in the metric system, while kcal are used in the non-metric system. To convert kJ to kcal, you divide by 4.2. Strictly speaking we should only use the measure of kcal, but in common language we often drop the kilo part and just talk about calories, thus when talking about food, kcal and cal are equivalent.
Plain cooked beetroot contains 131 kJ or 31 kcal/cal and beetroot salad which contains some sugar and oil provides 205 kJ or 48 kcal/cal per 100g. So both have a relatively low energy value.
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