There's a wide variety of food items in Minecraft. Some of them only restore your hunger bar, while others can go for an awful lot of uses. We call these the "utility" food items. And the Glistering Melon Slice falls to the second category. You cannot eat it straight away, but it's the essential ingredient to brew potions of healing. They will come in very handy when fighting bosses!

Glistering Melon Slice
Here's another use for the many watermelons you plant in Minecraft!

Here's what you need to make one in Minecraft.

Glistering Melon Slice Recipe in Minecraft

The Glistering Melon Slice is an inedible item used for brewing potions of healing. It is also one of the many potion ingredients that can be used to make mundane potions. Players can loot or craft this ingredient from scratch.

Naturally, the Glistering Melon Slice in Minecraft can be found in chests around the Ruined Portals in the Nether. Master-level farmer villagers also sell 3 Glistering Melons for 4 emeralds.

Regarding its crafting recipe, one slice of the Glistering Melon requires:

  • Gold Nugget x8
  • Melon slice x1

To make a Glistering Melon Slice in Minecraft, open your Crafting Table menu. Place the melon slice in the middle, then surround it with the Gold Nuggets.

Glistering Melon Slice In Minecraft Recipe
You can craft a slice of Glistering Melon right from the Crafting Table.

What to use Glistering Melon Slice for?

Mundane Potion

Mundane Potion is the base potion need to brew all kinds of potions in Minecraft. Being a base potion, it won't have any effects on players. In order to brew a Mundane Potion, place your Glistering Melon Slice and a Water bottle into the Brewing Stand.

Glistering Melon Slice Brewing
Mundane Potions are the base to many great potions you can brew in the game.

Potion of Healing

A bottle of Healing Potion will restore players' health bar immediately upon consumption. Level 1 potion will replenish 4 hearts, while a level 2 bottle instantly replenishes 8 hearts. It's an incredibly helpful potion to brew in preparation for an extended boss fight, say fighting the Ender Dragon or killing The Wither.

How To Make A Healing Potion Instant Health
If your Hearts are low, throw back a few Potions of Healing and get back into the fight!

In order to brew one bottle of Potion of Healing, players need to have:

  • Glistering Melon Slice x1
  • Awkward Potion (Base potion) x1

Place them both into the Brewing Stand to start crafting. It's just simple as that!

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