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Food - Calorific Combustion Values

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The calorific value of a fuel or food is the amount of heat produced with complete combustion.

FoodCalorific Combustion Value
Butter 30.5
Cheese 14.6
Curd 2.5
Egg, yolk 5.4
Egg, white 14.0
Fish 5.2
Ghee 37.6
Meat 12.0
Milk, buffalo 4.9
Milk, cow 2.2
Potatoes 4.0
Rice 16.7
Soyabean 18.1
Sugar 16.0

Normal energy consumption for a young male is about 10 MJ/day.

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