In Minecraft, there are about 40 food items that players could use to fill their hunger meter. Each food has its own saturation level, which means some of them are better than others. Usually, the rarer a food item is, the better they are. In this article, we are going to list out the top 5 rarest food items in Minecraft.

5 - Rabbit Stew

This stew restores 10 hunger and 12 hunger saturation, which is more than most other foods in the game, except cakes. Overall, the Rabbit Stew is rarely used in Minecraft due to its complicated crafting recipe. To get one stew, you need a bowl, cooked rabbit, carrot, baked potato and a mushroom. This is the most complicated food item in Minecraft.

Two of the ingredients, potato and rabbit, need to be prepared first, which makes the process of crafting more complicated. Eating rabbit stew leaves the player with an empty bowl, similar to other soups. Players can exchange rabbit stews from butchers using emerald.

You need to kill rabbits to make stew.

4 - Cookie

Cookies are food items that can be obtained in large quantities but do not restore hunger or saturation significantly. They are not the easiest to craft, however. Players need cocoa beans to create them, and these are only found in jungle biomes, which in turn are amongst the rarest in Minecraft.

Eating one restores 2 hunger and 0.4 hunger saturation. To craft a cookie, you need 2 Wheat and 1 Cocoa Bean. This food is poisonous to parrots - feeding one with a cookie kills it instantly. This is probably a reference to the parrot in Aladdin Cartoon, who often getting fed cookies.

Cocoa Tree
Cocoa Tree in Minecraft

3 - Suspicious Stew

Suspicious stews are one of the most interesting and the best food items in Minecraft. They can have a lot of effects based on the ingredients used. One stew can be crafted using one bowl, one brown mushroom and one red mushroom, plus any type of flower. Each flower would give the stew a different effect, some positive, some negative.

Players can also get unlimited Suspicious Stews from a Brown Mooshroom mob found in the rare Mushroom field biome. Just feed the cow flowers then milk it with a bowl right after. Eating one restores 6 hunger and 7.2 hunger saturation.

Minecraft Suspicious Stew
Minecraft Suspicious Stew Recipes

2 - Poisonous Potato

Poisonous Potato is a random drop that spawns when harvesting potato crops. A fully grown plant, in addition to the 2-5 regular potatoes, has a 2% chance of dropping one. While this might seem rare, you can get them consistently with a big enough potato farm. It can sometimes spawn in shipwreck chests.

A poisonous potato actually restores more hunger and gives more saturation than a normal, unpoisoned potato. Eating one restores 2 hunger and 1.2 hunger saturation, however, it also has 60% chance to apply Poison II.

Poisonous Potato
Poisonous Potato spawning from Potato farms

1 - Enchanted Golden Apple

The Enchanted Golden Apple is one of the rarest and most sought-after food items in Minecraft. To get enchanted golden apple in Minecraft, you have to seek for them in chests from  Dungeon, Mineshaft, Bastion remnant, Desert temple, Ruined portal and Woodland mansion.

It restores 4 points of hunger and 9.6 saturation. Furthermore, it also provides the following buffs: Absorption IV, Regeneration II, Fire Resistance I, Resistance I. You can use one of these apples to increase the chance of taming horses, breeding horses and speed up the growth of baby horses.

Enchanted Golden Apples
Enchanted Golden Apples can be found in the most dangerous locations.

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