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Official Name[edit source]

According to [1], this is named "Melon". Shellface 01:42, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

I was about to say this. Cool12309(T|C) 03:32, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Move page[edit source]

Can someone rename this page to "Melon (Slice)", Melon Seeds to "Melon (Seed)", and Melon to "Melon (Block)"? Afterwards, create a page named "Melon (Disambiguation)" to link to these 3 new pages? Cool12309(T|C) 03:55, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

The discussion at Minecraft Wiki talk:Community portal#Item naming proposal should be resolved before this page is renamed. ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:21, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Ok I went ahead and moved the page, Melon (Slice), to Melon Slice. There is no point in trying to distinguish between the different items since the melon slice is a type of food, and the foods aren't being given parenthesis to set them apart from each other. We don't have a meat article with parenthesis for the type of meat. The others should be moved too, but if you want to keep them connected or whatever, just add them under the See Also section. There. Discussion finished... - Asterick6 04:26, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Melons now the most efficient food source[edit source]

Since a melon can split into 3-7 pieces, and you can carry 64 melons in one slot, melons are good for between 192 and 448 hunger points per stack, and 320 on average. Bread heals 160, while pork/steak heals 256 per stack. So, carrying 64 melons gives the most hunger points per inventory slot. 116.102.19.7 09:22, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

But you would need 576 slices to craft 64 melons, so you are wasting a lot of food just for some inventory space. --91.40.107.233 14:51, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

That and -it might just be me, but- melon slices don't seem to keep you full for very long. Cobalt32 02:01, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Glistening Melon[edit source]

In the 1.9 pre relece 3, there is an object called 'glistneing melon' It is a well... Glistening melon slice. It is used to brew certain potions.

Trading with Villagers[edit source]

Melon slices can be got by trading emeralds with villagers.

Melon in Jungle Edge[edit source]

You can now get melons in the Jungle Edge biome. 109.158.37.166 10:53, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Bias in current page[edit source]

There seems to be bias in the current page:

> On the other hand, the low nutrition of each melon means the 1.6 seconds of time required to eat them quickly adds up. Moreover they provide almost no food saturation, so a diet of melons necessitates frequent stops to eat. Needless to say, this can be inconvenient in many situations, such as inside hostile mob-infested caverns. A better use is to fill the hunger saturation with food such as meat, then use melon to fill the bar the rest of the way.

Issues:

1. "Almost no food saturation" -- 1.2 units of saturation, if spread out, is as good as two. So the slow-but-steady food rationer, that eats one slice at a time as their hunger goes out of the healing zone, gets a total of 4 units of food per slice.

2. "A better use" -- the description given implies that the player has gone without eating to the point of massive starvation, and the goal is to max out both food bars.

Proposed re-write for the paragraph:

The arrangement of melon blocks also allows a much more straightforward harvesting method, as stems will stay productive indefinitely so long as they are protected.
Like all low nutrition foods, such as cookies, the 1.6 seconds of time required to eat them adds up if you need to eat lots of them. Individually, they provide little saturation (1.2), so a diet of low-nutrition food necessitates frequent stops to eat. Doing so -- eating when your food bar falls out of the healing zone -- effectively gives 4 total food units per slice. Needless to say, this can be inconvenient in many situations, such as inside hostile mob-infested caverns. The alternative -- eating a lot at once when hurt -- only yields a total of 3.2 food per slice until the main food bar fills up, but can be done when there is no threat.

Note the key issue: Once you have that re-write, that whole second section really belongs in the main food/hunger article, as it applies to ALL low-nutrition food, not just melons.

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> A better use is to fill the hunger saturation with food such as meat, then use melon to fill the bar the rest of the way.

Makes no sense, as you cannot fill the saturation bar above the hunger bar -- so using meat like mentioned here will waste some of your meat saturation.

Keybounce (talk) 22:49, 2 January 2014 (UTC)