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This article is about the basic food item. For the seeds, see Beetroot Seeds. For the soup, see Beetroot Soup.

A beetroot is a food and dye ingredient.



Beetroots are obtained from harvesting a fully grown crop block, which drops 1 beetroot and 1-4 seeds (2 57 seeds per plant harvested on average). Seed yield can be increased using a tool enchanted with Fortune, with Fortune III harvesting an average of 5 37 seeds per plant.

These crops can be found growing in villages or can be grown from planted beetroot seeds.



A beetroot can be eaten to restore 1 (🍗) hunger and 1.2 hunger saturation. Six beetroots can be crafted into beetroot soup, which restores six times the hunger and saturation of a single beetroot.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Beetroot Soup Beetroot +

Red Dye Beetroot


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.


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 beetroots for an emerald.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
EatingPlayersWhile a player is eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eatvaries [sound 1]0.8-1.216
EatingFriendly CreaturesWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat1.00.6-1.416
BurpPlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.player.burpsubtitles.entity.player.burp0.50.9-1.016
  1. Can be 0.5, 1.0, or 1.5

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
PlayersWhile a player is eating somethingrandom.eat0.5-1.10.8-1.2
PlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingrandom.burp0.50.9-1.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-fancy-rawA Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you A Seedy PlaceEat each of these 40 foods: Other foods and consumables can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet


Java Edition
1.915w31aBeetroot JE1 BE1 Beetroots have been added, along with its seeds and beetroot soup. 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 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.
19w11aFarmer villagers now buy beetroots.
1.1721w13aThe model of the crop for the beetroot crops has been tweaked that the backside textures are mirrored.
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.
v0.8.0build 2Beetroot JE1 BE1 Added beetroots. They are not obtainable in the Creative inventory.
v0.9.0build 1Beetroot can now be used to lead and breed pigs.
v0.12.1build 1Beetroot now restore hunger, rather than health.
Beetroot can now generate in villages as crops.
v0.13.1Added beetroot to the Creative inventory.[1]
v0.16.0build 1Beetroot can now be used to craft rose red dye.
v0.16.2Beetroot 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 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
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 131.0.1Beetroot JE1 BE1 Added beetroots.
1.90 Beetroot JE2 BE2 The texture of beetroot has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Beetroot JE1 BE1 Added beetroots.


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