See § Food
Suspicious stew is the only food item in the game that cannot be obtained from the Creative inventory; however, it can be crafted and found in shipwreck chests. Suspicious stew can be given with commands like
/give, but in Java Edition, unless NBT data like that listed in the data values section is included, consuming it has no effect and still restores the same hunger points as a normal suspicious stew. In Bedrock Edition, giving the player a suspicious stew through commands causes the stew to choose an allowable status effect at random.
|Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
The recipe book does not assist with crafting suspicious stew, so the player must know the recipe. Normally a player clicks the mushroom stew recipe and adds one flower to it, because a suspicious stew is basically a mushroom stew with an added flower. Crafting a suspicious stew is known as shapeless recipe because the stew can be crafted by placing its ingredients in any order on the crafting grid unlike most other recipes. Any other flowers added through mods, datapacks, or other external game sources (such as a buttercup) does not produce a suspicious stew if placed in the crafting grid unlike the in-game flowers.
|Suspicious Stew[A]||Shipwreck||Supply chest||1||54.3%|
|Suspicious Stew[A]||Shipwreck||Supply chest||1||54.3%|
After being given a flower, a brown mooshroom can be "milked" for suspicious stew by using a bowl on it. The flower type determines the stew's effect using the same rule as a crafted stew. Milking a red mooshroom after feeding it a flower does not yield a suspicious stew specific to that flower.
In Bedrock Edition, master-level farmer villagers have a 1⁄3 chance to sell suspicious stew for one emerald, and an expert-level farmer villager offers to sell suspicious stew for one emerald as well.
The trading interface does not indicate the type of suspicious stew being sold, but each trade entry consistently yields the same type of stew, so the player can remember or make a note of the types offered by a given villager, such as "this villager's first stew gives blindness, and their second entry gives saturation".
To eat suspicious stew, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Eating one restores 6 () hunger and 7.2 hunger saturation and gives a few seconds of a status effect that varies depending on which flower was used to craft it. The effect is not displayed in the tooltip, texture, etc., meaning that the player cannot know in advance what the effect is without knowing which flower was used.
|Flower||Effect||Duration (BE)||Duration (JE)|
|Lily of the Valley||Poison||10s||12s|
The bowl is emptied and returned to the player after the suspicious stew has been eaten, and can be re-used to craft more stews. Unlike most foods, suspicious stew can be eaten even if the player's hunger bar is full.
The Saturation effect effectively makes those two stews a superfood: In those 6 or 7 ticks it can restore up to 6(7) hunger and 12(14) saturation points on top of their food value, for a total of at least 12 ( × 6) hunger, and effectively maximizing saturation. This is the largest amount of hunger and saturation the player can get from a single food item. Regeneration can restore up to 3 health, and Poison or Wither can inflict up to 4 damage.
Consuming suspicious stew is the only way to obtain Blindness and Saturation effects in vanilla Minecraft without the use of commands.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Eating||?||Eating one single food||?||?||?|
|Burp||?||Eating a singular food||?||?||?|
|Mooshroom eats||Friendly Creatures||Plays when a brown mooshroom is fed a flower.||?, 1, ?||0.95, ?, 1.05||16|
|Mooshroom gets milked suspiciously||Friendly Creatures||Plays when a brown mooshroom is milked with a bowl after being fed a flower.||?, 1, ?||0.9, ?, 1.1||16|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
In Java Edition, suspicious stew uses the following NBT data:
- tag: The item's tag tag.
In Bedrock Edition, suspicious stew uses the following data values:
|5||Saturation from Dandelion|
|6||Saturation from Blue Orchid|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Gamerscore earned||Trophy type (PS4)|
|Time for Stew||Give someone a suspicious stew.||—||20G||Bronze|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Resource location|
|A Furious Cocktail||Have every potion effect applied at the same time||Local Brewery||Have all of these 13 status effects applied to the player at the same time:|
|How Did We Get Here?||Have every effect applied at the same time||A Furious Cocktail||Have all of these 26 (27[upcoming: JE 1.19]) effects applied to the player at the same time:
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless if one or more of its child advancements have been completed.
|Husbandry||The world is full of friends and food||—||Consume anything that can be consumed.|
|A Balanced Diet||Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you||A Seedy Place||Eat each of these 40 foods:
|1.14||18w43a||Added suspicious stew.|
|19w08a||Suspicious stew can be obtained by milking brown mooshrooms.|
|19w11a||Trading has been changed, expert-level farmer villagers now sell suspicious stew for an emerald.|
|1.14.4||Pre-Release 1||Suspicious stew made from poppies now gives Night Vision to the player instead of Speed.|
|1.16||Pre-release 1||Mooshrooms can now be milked for suspicious stew in Creative mode.|
|1.17||21w13a||Suspicious stew can now be eaten even if the player is at full hunger.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.19||22w13a||Suspicious Stew may now be found in ancient city chests.|
|1.13.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Added suspicious stew.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Master-level farmer villagers can now sell suspicious stew.|
|1.16.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Trading has been changed, expert-level farmer villagers now sell suspicious stew for an emerald.|
- Due to being NBT-based, the recipe for suspicious stew cannot be found in the recipe book.
- This is the only item that is craftable and found in loot chests but not found in the Creative inventory.
- Suspicious stew was introduced because developers wanted a way of communicating that lilies of the valley are poisonous.
- "Items: Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Minecraft @ 3:32" – Minecraft on YouTube, November 29, 2019