Breeding villagers in Minecraft is not that straightforward. They have a hidden "willingness" stat that dictates whether or not they want to breed, which can be increased by giving them certain foods. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 4 food items to breed villagers in Minecraft.

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Players can create a simple villager breeding farm using these crops.

1. Bread

While bread is not the most exotic or exciting food in the game, it is reliable and easy to create. You can craft bread with only wheat, and a large wheat farm is pretty much the first thing players do in the game.

Bread is still the simplest food item in Minecraft that you should stock up at all times.

They require only a few seeds to grow, and players can get those seeds by destroying grass blocks. Once used, bread restores 5 hunger points and 6 saturation points. Bread is great to stock up in the early game.

It is the best food to give to villagers for them to breed, as you only need 3 pieces of bread instead of 12 beetroots, carrots, or potatoes. You should use bread if you want to create an automatic villager breeder.

2. Carrots

This is one of the more common food items that you can find in a village farm plot. Players need to give villagers 12 of them to induce breeding. Players can also trade them to the farmer villager for emeralds.

Golden Carrot Recipe
Golden carrots are very useful on horses.

Carrots can also be used to breed and attract pigs and rabbits. Players can also craft Golden Carrots using 8 gold nuggets and a carrot - it gives a whopping 14.4 saturation points, the highest in the game. Additionally, fusing a carrot with a fishing rod creates a "carrot on a stick", which is an item for controlling saddled pigs.

3. Potatoes

A potato is a food item that can be planted, consumed raw, or cooked in a furnace or a campfire to make baked potatoes. Like carrots, potatoes are another food item that makes villager breeding possible. Players also need 12 potatoes to trigger this effect.

Minecraft Piglet
Pigs in Minecraft pretty much eat everything you give them.

Potatoes are also a common spawn on villagers' farms, which makes the villagers' breeding process faster. Additionally, pigs follow and can be bred by a player holding a potato.

4. Beetroots

Beetroot is a food and dye ingredient. It is fairly uncommon on a villager's farm plot, with only a 10% spawn chance compared to potato and carrots' 20%. Players need to give villagers 12 of them to induce breeding. Players can trade 15 beetroots in their inventory for one emerald.

Minecraft Beetroot
Beetroot is mainly used to create red dyes.

Beetroots can be used to breed pigs. Pigs also follow a player who is holding beetroot. Six beetroots can be crafted into beetroot soup, which restores six times the hunger and saturation of a single beetroot.

Placing them into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

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