Enter the calories per serving (kcal/serving) and the total weight of the serving (g) into the Caloric Density Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Caloric Density. 

Caloric Density Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Caloric Density. 

Dc = C / W
  • Where Dc is the Caloric Density (kcal/g)
  • C is the calories per serving (kcal/serving) 
  • W is the total weight of one serving (g) 

To calculate the caloric density, divide the calories per service by the weight per serving.

How to Calculate Caloric Density?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Caloric Density.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the calories per serving (kcal/serving).
    1. The calories per serving (kcal/serving) is given as: 100.
  2. Next, determine the total weight of the serving (g).
    1. The total weight of the serving (g) is provided as: 4.
  3. Finally, calculate the Caloric Density using the equation above: 

Dc = C / W

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

Dc = 100 / 4 = 25 (kcal/g)

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

calories per serving (kcal/serving) = 600

total weight of the serving (g) = 20

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

Dc = C / W = ?