Golden Carrot

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Golden Carrot
Golden Carrot.png



6 (Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg)






Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 396 hex: 18C bin: 110001100



A golden carrot is a valuable food item and brewing ingredient.



Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gold Nugget +


Farmer villagers have a 50% chance to sell 3 golden carrots for 3 emeralds as part of their last tier trade.‌[upcoming: BE 1.11]



To eat a golden carrot, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Eating one restores 6 (Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg) and 14.4 saturation points, the highest saturation restoration value (20.6) of any food currently in the game.

Animal food[edit]

Golden carrots are used to tame, breed, grow, and heal horses and donkeys, and to breed, lead and grow rabbits.

Brewing ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Potion of Night Vision Golden Carrot +
Awkward Potion



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


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Artificial SelectionBreed a mule from a horse and a donkey.YesNoYesNew 3DS30G


Java Edition
1.4.2 12w34a Added golden carrots.
The new Potion of Night Vision is brewed by adding a golden carrot to an Awkward Potion.
12w36a The texture was changed due to comments that the texture was suggestive.[citation needed]
12w37a The texture was changed in order to match the new carrot texture. The item sprite no longer has a dark outline.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 396.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Carrot golden TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of golden carrots.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1 build 1 Added golden carrots.
0.13.0 build 1 Golden carrots can now be used to feed rabbits.
0.15.0 build 1 Golden carrots can now be used to feed horses and donkeys.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.10.0 beta Carrot golden TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of golden carrots.
1.11.0 beta Golden carrots can now be bought from farmer villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1 Added golden carrots.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added golden carrots.


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  • Golden carrots being used for potions of night vision is based on the common misconception that eating carrots can improve one's vision; this is only true if one has vitamin A deficiency.