- See also: Hunger management
To eat a golden apple, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Both restore 4 () points of hunger and 9.6 hunger saturation.
The regular golden apple provides absorption for 2 minutes (providing 4 () points of absorption health) and regeneration II for 5 seconds (long enough to heal 4 () points of damage). The enchanted golden apple provides absorption for 2 minutes, regeneration V (1 () every 3 ticks, × 3⅓ per second) for 30 seconds, fire resistance for 5 minutes and resistance (20% reduced damage from all sources except the Void) for 5 minutes.
Golden apples can be eaten even when the player's hunger bar is full.
A total of 200 ( × 100) health points can be restored by eating an enchanted golden apple. The healing speed is enough to endure nearly any damage except from the Void.
Curing zombie villagers
Golden apples have the ID
minecraft:golden_apple (322) and are further defined by their damage value.
|1||Enchanted Golden Apple|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Prerequisites||Actual requirements (if different)||Version restriction||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
||Overpowered||Build a Notch apple||Getting an Upgrade||Pick up an enchanted golden apple from a crafting table output.||PC||N/A||N/A|
Note: This video is outdated; since 1.4.2, golden apples now require gold ingots and blocks of gold instead of golden nuggets and gold ingots.
|A player named JTE put a crafting recipe for golden apples as a joke at the bottom of a crafting guide he made. The recipe used gold ingots instead of gold blocks, like the golden apple recipe introduced in 1.6.|
|February 27, 2010||Golden apples added. They healed a full 20 ( × 10) health points, making them the single best food in the entire game, despite being not yet obtainable.|
|Seecret Friday 2||Golden apples can now be rarely found in dungeons.|
|1.8||Golden apples can now be crafted, with an apple and eight blocks of gold.|
|Due to the addition of hunger, golden apples were changed so that they restored 10 () instead of 20 ( × 10) health points, but also gave Regeneration for 30 seconds.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre2||Golden apples gained a purple glow when viewed from the player's inventory, and its tooltip was changed from the standard white to a magenta color.|
|1.1||11w48a||Golden apples became easier to craft. Standard apples became able to very rarely drop from oak leaves, meaning that players no longer have to venture into strongholds/dungeons to find one. This caused the golden apple to decrease in value but also made them easier to obtain.|
|Golden apples were changed so that they restored 4 () and only gave 4 seconds of Regeneration. Their crafting recipe was also modified, requiring 8 gold nuggets instead of 8 blocks of gold to craft. Although its natural spawn is rare, it is easier to obtain through crafting.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Added enchanted golden apples. Highly resembling the golden apple prior to 1.1, it has Regeneration IV (30 seconds), Resistance (5 minutes), and Fire Resistance (5 minutes). Crafted with 8 blocks of gold, it shines like an enchanted item and has a purple tooltip instead of the standard golden apple's blue one. The standard golden apple remained unchanged.|
|1.4.2||12w32a||Golden apples can be fed to a zombie villager with the Weakness debuff causing them to revert to villagers after a delay of about 3 minutes.|
|1.6.1||13w23a||Normal golden apples use 8 gold ingots instead of 8 gold nuggets, and the Regeneration effect was slowed down.|
|13w23b||Normal golden apples give the player Health Boost for 1:30 and Regeneration II for 0:10. This temporarily gives the player 4 extra base health points, and it heals a total of 4 () health points.|
|13w24b||The Health Boost effect was replaced with Absorption, lasting 1:30. Enchanted golden apples gave the player Absorption as well, and Regeneration IV was increased to Regeneration V.|
|Absorption now lasts 2:00.|
|1.8||14w06a||Crafting an enchanted golden apple will give you the achievement "Overpowered".|
|TU1||Added golden apples.|
|TU5||Due to the addition of hunger, golden apples were changed so that they restored 10 () instead of 20 ( × 10) health points, but also gave Regeneration for 30 seconds.|
|TU14||Added enchanted golden apples.|
|TU19||Gives extra "absorption" health for a short period|
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