|Hunger Replenished||(80% chance of giving hunger to a player)|
|Obtained by||Killing Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, Drowneds, and Husks|
|First Appearance||Beta 1.8|
|Data Values||Hex: 16F|
Rotten Flesh is an inefficient, emergency food item, added as part of the Adventure Update. These are dropped by Zombies, Drowneds and Pigmen. In the earlier stages of Minecraft, zombies used to drop Feathers instead, but later the drops were replaced with rotten flesh.
Eating rotten flesh restores two of the hunger bar. However, it has an 80% chance of giving the Player a Food Poisoning Status Effect, which makes the hunger meter deplete three times faster than normal, for thirty seconds. More experienced players may choose to eat rotten flesh in emergencies because it is a quick way to recover health when there is no other food.