Catering Glossary

joule

Joule (J) is a unit of energy measurement, generally given as Kilojoules (kJ). It indicates the energy content of foods. Energy is necessary for all bodily functions e.g. muscle movement, maintenance of cells, digestion, heart function and breathing. 

Joules have replaced the old unit of calories (cal) (1 kJ = 0.24 kcal).


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