Dried Kelp

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This article is about the item. For the block, see Dried Kelp Block.
Dried Kelp
Dried Kelp JE1.png
Dried Kelp BE1.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)


1 (🍗)

Dried kelp is a food item that can be quickly eaten by the player. It can also be crafted into dried kelp blocks.



Kelp can be cooked in a furnace, smoker, or campfire. Each piece of dried kelp removed from a furnace output slot gives 0.1 experience (6.4 experience per stack).

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Kelp +
Any fuel



Ingredients Crafting recipe
Dried Kelp Block




A player eating dried kelp.

To eat dried kelp, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Eating one restores 1 (🍗) hunger and 0.6‌[JE only] / 0.2‌[BE only] hunger saturation.

A player can consume dried kelp about twice as fast as any other food item in the game.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Dried Kelp Block Dried Kelp


Dried kelp placed into a composter has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Eating?Eating one single foodentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat???
Burp?Eating a singular foodentity.generic.burpsubtitles.entity.generic.burp???

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Castaway.pngCastawayEat nothing but dried kelp for three in-game daysEat dried kelp once; in the following three in-game days, eat nothing but dried kelp.20GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA 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, if any, can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Dried Kelpdried_kelpItemitem.minecraft.dried_kelp

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Dried Kelpdried_kelp464Itemitem.dried_kelp.name


Java Edition
1.1318w07aDried Kelp JE1.png Added dried kelp.
18w08bDried kelp can now be used to craft dried kelp blocks.
1.1419w03aPlacing dried kelp into the new composter has a 10% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aDried kelp now has a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta Kelp BE1.png Added dried kelp.
1.11.0beta kelp can now be used to fill up composters.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.17.10beta Kelp JE1.png The texture of dried kelp has been changed to match Java Edition.
Legacy Console Edition
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Dried Kelp BE1.png Added dried kelp.


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