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An enchanted apple (also referred to as a Notch apple or enchanted golden apple) is the most powerful food item in Minecraft.

Overview

Enchanted apples could previously only be obtained through crafting. After 1.9, and subsequent updates across other platforms, they can now only be crafted in the "legacy console edition". However, they may still be found (very rarely) in chests inside different structures.

Previously, these apples were crafted by placing an apple on a crafting table and surrounding it with blocks of gold (see crafting section), but the crafting recipe was removed in 1.9. Within the in-game inventory, they are still called "golden apples", but with a holographic text and a glow effect covering them, like any other enchanted item. Even when these apples were craftable, they were still the most difficult food item to obtain because of the number of gold blocks that were required to make one.

Appearance

The appearance, which separates the enchanted apple from the golden apple, is similar to other enchanted items since it has a purple wavering glow. When hovering the cursor over the item, the text glows purple as well. This does not happen with any other enchanted item.

Beneficial effects

Enchanted apples are much more powerful than golden apples. When consumed, they heal two hunger points and grant you a few beneficial effects, including:


Crafting

  • Enchanted apples are no longer craftable in any version of Minecraft as of 1.11 besides the "Legacy Console Edition"
     

The enchanted apple was one of the hardest items to craft, as it required a large quantity of gold. Each enchanted apple required 8 blocks of gold, equivalent to 72 gold ingots, equivalent to 648 gold nuggets. This made traditional zombie pigman golden nugget farms extremely tedious when trying to farm gold to make the most overpowered food item in the game.

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Trivia

  • Along with the nether star and a signed Book and Quill, enchanted golden apples are one of the only non-potion and non-enchanted items to have an enchanting gleam.
  • An enchanted apple can be used to make the Mojang logo on a banner. By doing this, you will receive the ‘‘Fruit on the Loom’’ achievement.
  • When you have successfully obtained/eaten an (enchanted) golden apple, you will get the "Overpowered" achievement.
    • As of 1.12, achievements in the Java Edition have been replaced with advancements.
    • Prior to the Combat Update, this achievement was obtained by crafting the apple.
  • This item is highly useful when fighting against boss enemies, especially the Wither.
  • An enchanted golden apple can be found in the console edition's tutorial world.
  • This item's name was changed to enchanted apple in update 1.1 of Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  • Since enchanted golden apples used to be crafted with 8 blocks of gold and an apple, it is the heaviest item in Minecraft. Every block of gold is 19,320 kilograms, and an apple usually weights up to .1 kilograms. 19,320 times 8 plus .1 is 154,560.1 kg, which is equivalent to 340,032.22 lbs.
  • An Enchanted Apple, in Bedrock Edition, can heal over 20000000000000000000000000000e-25oce.5 hearts.

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