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For the consumable in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Melon.
Melon Slice
Melon Slice.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)


2 (🍗)

A melon slice[a] is a food item that can be eaten by the player.


Block loot[]

Melon slices can be obtained by breaking (harvesting) melons using any tool or by hand. Axes, followed by swords, are the fastest tools for harvesting melons. A melon drops 3–7 melon slices, when broken; by hand, using a tool, or after being broken by the movement of a piston, with an average of 4.64 slices per melon.

Breaking a melon with a tool enchanted with Fortune increases the potential number of drops by 1 slice per level, up to a maximum of 9 slices.



To eat a melon slice, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Eating one restores 2 (🍗) hunger and 1.2 hunger saturation.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Glistering Melon Slice Gold Nugget +
Melon Slice

Melon Melon Slice

Melon Seeds Melon Slice


Placing a melon slice into a composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation 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]

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Melon Slicemelon_sliceItemitem.minecraft.melon_slice

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierAlias ID Numeric 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-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


Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseMelon Slice JE1 BE1.png Added melons.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Melons are now used in the crafting recipe of glistering melons.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Melons once again drop the correct number of slices.
1.3.112w21aMelons can now be bought from farmer villagers, at 5–8 melon slices for 1 emerald.
1.7.213w37aBlock ID 105, melon stem, has been removed from the /give command.
1.814w02aVillagers no longer sell melons. They now buy melons instead.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 360.
18w20b"Melon" has been renamed to "Melon Slice."
The ID of melon slices has been changed from melon to melon_slice.
1.1418w43aMelon Slice JE2 BE2.png The texture of melon slices has been changed.
19w03aPlacing a melon slice into the new composter has a 20% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aMelon slices now have a 50% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.5.0Melon Slice JE1 BE1.png Added melons.
Melons restore 2♥ each, rather than 2 (🍗).
v0.12.1build 1Melons now restores hunger instead of health.
Melons can no longer be obtained from nether reactors.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha a melon with shears now always yields 9 melons.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Slice JE2 BE2.png The texture of melons has been changed.
1.11.0beta can now be used to fill up composters.
beta can now be sold to farmer villagers.
1.16.0beta has been changed, melon slices can no longer be sold to farmer villagers.
1.16.100beta ID of melon slices has been changed from melon to melon_slice.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU1 1.0 Patch 1Melon Slice JE1 BE1.png Added melons.
1.90 Melon Slice JE2 BE2.png The texture of melons has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Melon Slice JE1 BE1.png Added melons.


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See also[]


  1. Known as Melon Slice in Java Edition and Melon in Bedrock Edition.