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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.



Beetroots can be eaten to restore 1 () 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, allowing them to breed. Villagers need 12 beetroots before they can breed.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Beetroot Soup Beetroot +

Red Dye Beetroot


Placing beetroot into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.


Novice-level Farmer villagers have a 25%‌[Bedrock Edition only] or 40%‌[Java Edition only] chance to buy 15 beetroot for an emerald.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Eating? Eating one single ? ?
Burp? Eating a singular foodentity.generic.burpsubtitles.entity.generic.burp? ? ?
Gear equippedPlayersSometimes when eating in survival[until JE 1.16.2]
See MC-97507

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Beetrootbeetroot item.minecraft.beetroot

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID


The world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.husbandry/root


A Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 39 foods. Other foods, if any, can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet


Java Edition
1.915w31aBeetroot JE1 BE1.png Beetroots have been added, along with seeds and soup variants. Beetroot can also be used to craft rose red dye.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 434.
1.1418w43aBeetroot JE2 BE2.png The texture of beetroot has been changed.
19w03aPlacing beetroot into the new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aBeetroot 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.
0.8.0build 2Beetroot JE1 BE1.png Added beetroots.
0.9.0build 1Beetroot can now be used to lead and breed pigs.
0.12.1build 1Beetroot now restore hunger, rather than health.
Beetroot can now generate in villages as crops.
0.16.0build 1Beetroot can now be used to craft rose red dye.
0.16.2Beetroot can now be found in chests inside large houses in snowy taiga and snowy tundra villages.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4alpha can now can pick up beetroot to become willing.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta JE2 BE2.png The texture of beetroot has been changed.
1.11.0beta can now be used to fill up composters.
beta can now be sold to farmer villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU331.36Patch 131.0.1Beetroot JE1 BE1.png Added beetroots.
1.90Beetroot JE2 BE2.png The texture of beetroot has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Beetroot JE1 BE1.png Added beetroots.


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