calorie calorie  /ˈkæ lə ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure

Usage(s):

  1. New research suggests that consuming low-calorie food and drink may actually increase your tendency to overeat.
  2. Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has stumbled on what it's calling the first melt-resistant, low-calorie chocolate.
  3. Harvard professor and nutrition guru Walter Willett says a calorie is a calorie and a diet that cuts either should work equally well.

News

  1. Images: Calorie counts of Starbucks drinks

    Prepare for a jolt: Starbucks has announced it's adding calorie counts to its menu boards starting next week. Here's a look at just how many calories are in some of your favorite Starbucks drinks. Calorie counts are for Grande sizes and include whipped cream, when available, and 2 percent milk, which is now the Starbucks standard.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WDSU New Orleans

  2. Calorie Info Now on Starbucks Menu

    Starbucks hit a new 52-week high on announcement of its decision to post calorie counts on its menus across all its U.S. stores, starting next week.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Calorie counts of Starbucks drinks

    Starbucks is posting calorie counts to its menu starting next week. Find out how "bad" your favorite drink is.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Local 10 Miami

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