Food has been in Minecraft since the game's original release. Throughout the years, there has been a variety of new food added, particularly when new updates come out. With the vast selection of food to choose from now, many players want to know which food is best to eat when your character is hungry or hurt. There have been many lists made that have ranked food, but not many people know that there is an official list!
According to the Official Minecraft Wiki, the best way to tier food in Minecraft is by its Saturation Ratio, which is the amount of Saturation the food restores divided by the amount of Hunger it restores. This makes the list a little more fair than simply sorting the tiers by how much Hunger the food restores. The higher the Saturation, the more effective the food is at keeping your character's Hunger Bar Full!
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Here is the list provided by the Wiki:
|Supernatural||2.4||Golden Apple Golden Carrot Enchanted Golden Apple|
|Good||1.6|| Cooked Mutton Cooked Steak Cooked Salmon|
|Normal||1.2|| Baked PotatoBeetroot Beetroot Stew|
Bread Carrot Cooked Chicken
Cooked Cod Cooked Rabbit Mushroom Stew
Rabbit Stew Suspicious Stew
|Low||0.6|| Apple Chorus Fruit Dried Kelp (Java)|
Melon Slice Poisonous PotatoPotato
Pumpkin Pie Raw Steak Raw Chicken
Raw Mutton Raw Porkchop Raw Rabbit
Sweet Berry (Bedrock)
|Poor||0.2|| Cake Cookie Dried Kelp (Bedrock)|
Glow Berries Honey Bottle Pufferfish
Tropical Fish Raw Cod Raw Salmon
Rotten Flesh Spider Eye Sweet Berry (Java)
Since Saturation Ratio considers both Hunger bars filled and Saturation filled by each food, it's best to use this chart when trying determine which food is best to farm. It may be faster to get a single apple for four Hunger Bars, but if you eat four Beetroots instead (at one Hunger bar each), your Saturation is much higher!
Now that you know which foods are best, why not check out our guide of the Best Enchantments in Minecraft!