- 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 for 30 seconds, fire resistance for 5 minutes and resistance for 5 minutes.
Golden apples can be eaten even when the player's hunger bar is full.
A total of 180 ( × 90) 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
|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Note: This video is outdated; since 1.4.2, golden apples now require gold ingots and blocks of gold instead of golden nuggets and gold ingots.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. However, Potions of Regeneration were also added, the effects of which lasted longer than that of the golden apple.|
|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. With more common availability of apples and a cost of 1.24% their former cost in gold, they are for the first time a practical source of healing in Survival.|
|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.|
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