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Data value

dec: 296 hex: 128 bin: 100101000



Wheat is an item primarily obtained by farming.


Natural generation[edit]

Dungeon chests have a chance to contain wheat in stacks of 1 to 4.


When a fully grown wheat crop is harvested, it will drop 1 wheat and 0 to 3 seeds. The wheat crop has a total of eight stages from the time it is planted until it can be harvested. If the crop is harvested before it is fully grown, it will only drop seed(s).


Ingredients Crafting recipe

Hay Bale

Grid layout Arrow (small).png Wheat9

Hay Bale



Holding wheat in your hand causes cows, sheep and mooshrooms that are close by to follow you, until you stop holding the wheat or create too large a distance between them, thus leading them to lose interest.

Wheat may be used to breed cows, sheep, and Mooshrooms by first herding two of them together and then using the wheat on them to begin "Love Mode."

Wheat can heal a horse 1 (Half Heart.svg) health or lower its temper by 3% when attempting to tame it. It can also increase a foal's grow by 20 seconds.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description



Grid layout Arrow (small).png Bread
Wheat Wheat Wheat


Wheat +
Milk +
Egg +

Milk Milk Milk Grid layout Arrow (small).png Cake
Sugar Egg Sugar
Wheat Wheat Wheat

The milk will become buckets and remain on the crafting table after crafting.


Wheat +
Cocoa Beans

Grid layout Arrow (small).png Cookie8
Wheat Cocoa Beans Wheat

Hay Bale


Wheat Wheat Wheat Grid layout Arrow (small).png Hay Bale
Wheat Wheat Wheat
Wheat Wheat Wheat


Farmer villagers buy 18-22 wheats for one emerald as part of their first tier trades.

Efficiency comparison[edit]

Wheat is used to make several different types of food, but the benefit you get from each unit of wheat varies widely depending on what you use it for. This chart compares the number of hunger points you can expect to regain for each unit of wheat you use, depending on how you use it.

Method Average hunger refilled per wheat used Average saturation per wheat used Additional notes
Breeding Cows or Mooshrooms 8 (Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg) 12.8 Requires at least two cows or mooshrooms. You get an average of two Raw Beef for every two wheat used. To cook the beef into steak, you will also need fuel (or you can kill the cows with fire).
Breeding Sheep 6 (Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg) 9.6 Requires at least two sheep. You get a maximum of two raw mutton for every two wheat used. To cook the raw mutton into cooked mutton, you will also need fuel (or you can kill the sheep with fire).
Crafting Cake 4 (Hunger.svgHunger.svg) 0.8 Requires eggs, milk, and sugar
Crafting Cookies 8 (Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg) 2.0 Requires cocoa beans
Crafting Bread 1.66 (Hunger.svg × 56) 2.0


Note: the narrator demonstrates at 0:56 that walking over wheat can destroy the crop and un-till the land. This is outdated: since version 1.1, wheat can only be destroyed by a player or mob jumping on it or falling on it.


February 6, 2010 Wheat was added. Any entities walking or jumping on wheat would cause it to drop before being fully grown.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre2 Wheat is used in breeding.
1.1 11w48a Mobs no longer cause wheat to drop when walked on, unless a mob or player jumps excessively on the wheat.
1.4.2 12w36a Chickens and pigs no longer use wheat to breed.
1.6.1 13w16a Horses can be healed by being fed wheat.
Foals can have their growth increased by being fed wheat.
Horses can have their tempers lowered with wheat.
13w18a Nine wheat can be crafted to make a hay bale.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0 Wheat added.
0.8.0 Wheat can be used to breed cows and sheep.
0.9.0 build 1 Wheat crops now naturally spawn in villages.
Console Edition
TU1 Added wheat.


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