Melon Slice

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Melon Slice
Melon Slice JE2 BE2.png



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A melon slice[a] is a food item that can be eaten by the player.



Melon slices can be obtained by breaking (harvesting) melons using any tool or by hand. Axes, followed by swords, are the fastest tools for harvesting melons. A melon drops 3–7 melon slices, when broken; by hand, using a tool, or after being broken by the movement of a piston, with an average of 4.64 slices per melon.

Breaking a melon with a tool enchanted with Fortune increases the potential number of drops by 1 slice per level, up to a maximum of 9 slices.



Eating a melon slice restores 2 () points of hunger and 1.2 points of hunger saturation.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Glistering Melon Slice Gold Nugget +
Melon Slice

Melon Melon Slice

Melon Seeds Melon Slice


Placing a melon slice into a composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.


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
Melon Slicemelon_slice item.minecraft.melon_slice

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 Beta
1.8Pre-releaseMelon Slice JE1 BE1.png Added melons.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Melons are now used in the crafting recipe of glistering melons.
1.3.112w21aMelons can now be bought from farmer villagers, at 5–8 melon slices for 1 emerald.
1.7.213w37aBlock ID 105, melon stem, has been removed from the /give command.
1.814w02aVillagers no longer sell melons. They now buy melon blocks instead.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 360.
18w20b"Melon" has been renamed to "Melon Slice".
The ID of melons has been changed from melon to melon_slice.
1.1418w43aMelon Slice JE2 BE2.png The texture of melon slices has been changed.
19w03aPlacing a melon slice into the new composter has a 20% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aMelon slices now have a 50% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0Melon Slice JE1 BE1.png Added melons.
Melons restore 2♥ each, rather than 2 ().
0.12.1build 1Melons now restores hunger instead of health.
Melons can no longer be obtained from nether reactors.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha a melon block with shears now always yields 9 melons.[citation needed]
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Slice JE2 BE2.png The texture of melons has been changed.
1.11.0beta can now be used to fill up composters.
beta can now be sold to farmer villagers.
1.16.0beta changed, melon slice can no longer be sold to farmer villager.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU11.0Patch 1Melon Slice JE1 BE1.png Added melons.
1.90Melon Slice JE2 BE2.png The texture of melons has been changed.


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See also[edit]


  1. Known as Melon Slice in Java Edition and Melon in Bedrock Edition.