Glistering Melon

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[edit]Glistering Melon
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Glistering Melon







Yes (64)

First appearance

1.0.0 (Beta 1.9-pre4)

Data value

dec: 382 hex: 17E bin: 101111110



Glistering Melon is a non-edible item used for imbuing potions with health restoration effects. It is one of the many potion ingredients that can be used to make mundane potions.


Glistering melons can be crafted with eight gold nuggets and a melon at a crafting table. This makes them one of the easiest potion ingredients to get, because just 1 gold ingot will make 9 gold nuggets, and even very small melon farms can produce many melons.

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Gold Nugget +

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Gold Nugget Melon Gold Nugget
Gold Nugget Gold Nugget Gold Nugget

As a brewing ingredient[edit]

Glistering melons can be added to water bottles to create mundane potions, which can then be made into potions of weakness. They can also be added to awkward potions to create potions of healing.

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe

Mundane Potion

Glistering Melon +
Water Bottle

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Mundane Potion
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Potion of Healing

Glistering Melon +
Awkward Potion

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Potion of Healing
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Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre4 Glistering melon was added. They replaced Ghast tears as the ingredient to produce Potions of Healing due to the difficulty in getting tears.[1]
1.6.1 13w23a Changed recipe to use eight gold nuggets instead of one.
Console Edition
TU7 Added glistering melons.


  • The name is not a typo of "glistening" - glistering is an English word meaning to shine or glisten.
  • In the language file, the glistering melon is referred to as a "speckled melon".
  • The gold nuggets seems to make the glistering melon inedible, even though other food containing gold in it, like the golden apple and the golden carrot, can still be eaten.
  • The glistering melon image is facing the other way compared to the regular melon image.
  • The seeds in the melon seems to be replaced with the gold nuggets
  • Unlike most items in minecraft the glistering melon corners point top-left to bottom-right