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# How is the energy content of a food determined quizlet?

## How is the energy content of a food determined quizlet?

How is the energy value of foods determined? The food is burned and the energy released is measured.

What determines energy content?

Energy content is the amount of heat produced by the burning of 1 gram of a substance, and is measured in joules per gram (J/g). Dividing the resulting energy value by grams of food burned gives the energy content (in J/g).

### Which type of calorimetry used for measuring energy expenditure quantifies heat production?

Direct calorimetry obtains a direct measurement of the amount of heat generated by the body within a structure large enough to permit moderate amounts of activity. These structures are called whole-room calorimeters. Direct calorimetry provides a measure of energy expended in the form of heat.

What is meant by translational kinetic energy?

n. (General Physics) the energy of motion of a body, equal to the work it would do if it were brought to rest. The translational kinetic energy depends on motion through space, and for a rigid body of constant mass is equal to the product of half the mass times the square of the speed.

## How is a calorimeter used to determine the energy content of food?

Food calorimetry allows us to determine the number of calories per gram of food. In this activity, a piece of food is burned and the released energy is used to heat a known quantity of water. The temperature change (∆T) of the water is then used to determine the amount of energy in the food.

What is energy in food?

Food energy is defined as the energy released from carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and other organic compounds.

### How do you evaluate energy expenditure?

Energy expenditure can be estimated by measuring macronutrient or oxygen consumption, or heat production or carbon dioxide production. Most measurement approaches in use today involve the measurement of oxygen consumption and/or production of carbon dioxide via indirect calorimetry.

How energy expenditure is measured?

Energy expenditure is measured by indirect calorimetry or calculated using mathematical equations. Indirect calorimetry determines energy expenditure by measuring the body’s oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production using a computerized metabolic cart.

## How are calories determined in food?

A calorie is a unit of measure of energy. Very specifically, it is the amount of energy that is required to raise the temperature of one mL, (which is also one gram), of water by one degree Celsius. From the rise in temperature of the water, the calorie content of the food was calculated.

What kind of energy is in food?

chemical energy
We get chemical energy from foods, which we use to run about, and move and talk (kinetic and sound energy). Chemical energies are stored in fuels which we burn to release thermal energy – this is one way of making electricity, see Electricity for more information.

### How do you determine the energy content of food?

Foods, depending on their carbohydrate/fat composition, have different energy content that can be determined by measuring the heat release from their combustion.

Does the amount of energy in food depend on the structure?

However, alterations in the structure of the material consumed can cause modifications in the amount of energy that can be derived from the food; i.e. caloric value depends on the surface area and volume of a food. For an overall efficiency of 20%, one watt of mechanical power is equivalent to 18 kJ/h (4.3 kcal/h).

## What is the purpose of the nutrient density section?

The purpose of this section is to provide some advice on how the nutrient density or energy content of foods is calculated and displayed on food labels. A calculator is also included to enable students producing new products to calculate the energy density using the chemical constituents of the food.

How much energy is available from the respiration of food?

The energy available from the respiration of food is usually given on labels for 100 g, for a typical serving size (according to the manufacturer), and/or for the entire pack contents.