Beetroots are a crop added to Pocket Edition in 0.8 and later was added to Minecraft Java Edition in The Combat Update. They are grown like regular crops and the growing process can be sped up by using Bone Meal on them.
Beetroot Seeds are obtained at a 1/16 chance by using a Hoe on Grass blocks, or often by destroying a fully-grown beetroot plant. As of update 1.9, beetroot can be found in Villages and in End Cities.
Beetroot seeds are used to grow beetroot plants. They drop about 1–3 beetroots. Beetroots are used to make red Dye, just like Red Mushrooms. They can be eaten, although this only restores half a hunger point. They can also be made into Beetroot Soup. This restores 3 hunger points. This makes them pretty similar in usage to Mushrooms. Using beetroot on a Composter has a chance to raise its level by 1. Farmer Villagers have a chance to buy beetroot in exchange for Emeralds.
- Beetroots were previously exclusive to Pocket Edition until Mojang decided to implement it into the Java edition.
- Beetroots look a little bit like an actual heart.