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1 (Half Hunger.svg)






Yes (64)



Data value

dec: 457 hex: 1C9 bin: 111001001



Beetroots are a food and dye ingredient.


Beetroots are obtained from harvesting a fully grown crop block, which drops the crop and seeds (not every harvest yields seeds). These crops can be found growing in villages or can be grown from planted beetroot seeds.

In Bedrock Edition, beetroots can be found in 55.1% of village two-room house chests in stacks of 5–8.‌[Bedrock Edition only][until BE 1.10.0]



Beetroots can be eaten to restore 1 (Half Hunger.svg) hunger and 1.2 hunger saturation.


Beetroots can be used to breed pigs. Pigs also follow a player who is holding beetroot.

Villagers can pick up beetroot items to become willing, which will allow them to breed. Villagers require 12 beetroots to become willing. This does not work on Java Edition.[1]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Beetroot Soup Beetroot +

Rose Red Beetroot


Placing beetroot into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.11.0]


Farmer villagers have a 25% chance to buy 15 beetroot for an emerald as part of their first tier trade.‌[upcoming: BE 1.11.0]


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngHusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.minecraft:husbandry/root
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 36 foods. Other foods, like cake, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet


Java Edition
1.9 15w31a Beetroots have been added, along with seeds and soup variants. Beetroot can also be used to craft rose red dye.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 434.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Beetroot TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of beetroot.
19w03a Placing beetroot into the new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05a Beetroot now has a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
November 13, 2013Jeb announces on Instagram that Johan Bernhardsson is working on a surprise feature for 0.8.0 alongside a picture of the player holding beetroot.
November 14, 2013Johan posts another image of beetroot, confirming that the image previously posted by Jeb was indeed beetroot.
0.8.0 build 2 Added beetroots.
0.9.0 build 1 Beetroot can now be used to lead and breed pigs.
0.12.1 build 1 Beetroot will now restore hunger, rather than health.
Beetroot can now generate in villages as crops.
0.16.0 build 1 Beetroot can now be used to craft rose red dye.
0.16.2 Beetroot can now be found in chests inside large houses in snowy taiga and snowy tundra villages.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4 alpha Villagers can now can pick up beetroot to become willing.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.10.0 beta Beetroot TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of beetroot.
1.11.0 beta Beetroot can now be used to fill up composters.
beta Beetroot can now be sold to farmer villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU331.36Patch 13 Added beetroots.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added beetroots.


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  1. MC-99198 - still Unresolved