How do you calculate total calories of a protein?

1 Answer
Jul 11, 2018

Answer:

Protein contains #4# calories per gram.

Explanation:

If you know the mass of the protein, you can calculate its total calorie amount.

If we were to create an equation, it would look like this.

#"grams" * 4= " calories"#

For example, say you have #6.5# grams of protein.

#6.5 * 4 = 26 " calories"#

Protein has the same amount of calories per gram as carbohydrates, although fats have #9# calories per gram.