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What deliciousness shall you yield?

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Food can be obtained by foraging, trapping, farming or hunting Animals and Monsters. Food refills Hunger and may restore some Health and Sanity, depending on the quality of the food eaten. Eating some foods, such as Monster Meat or Durians, can damage the player's health instead of restoring it. Some foods, such as raw Meat or Morsel, will damage a player's sanity if eaten. Mushrooms have varying effects on Health and Sanity depending on their color. Some special food items, such as Glow Berry, have additional effects when eaten.

Almost all raw food can be Cooked on a Campfire to increase the amount of Health/Hunger/Sanity restored or reduce (even remove) Health/Sanity penalties from eating it. Some raw food items, most notably Meats, can be dried on a Drying Rack to produce long lasting food items with increased Health/Hunger/Sanity values. Additionally, a Crock Pot can be used for making foods that have additional benefits.

Food items also have other uses than eating them directly. Meat can be used as bait for carnivores, for the recruitment of Pigs, and as an offering to the Pig King for Gold Nuggets. A renewable way to gain Eggs is by giving meats to birds housed in Bird Cages. Meat is also a requirement to construct the Meat Effigy. Bunnymen can be befriended using Carrots and will become hostile if meat is in the player's inventory. Vegetables and Fruits can be used as bait for herbivores and given to Pigs to obtain Manure. Seeds can be used to bait Bird Traps.

Being of the most important items in the game, (and part of the game's namesake, to not starve) food is typically very valuable in any world; however, given the layouts of different maps and what spawns in them, food availability can vary from being abundant, to dangerously short. Food is affected by the seasons, which likely encourages the player to take advantages of seasonal diets and also take advantages of the food's shelf life.

For Information on Food values and Priority, see the Crock Pot page.

Categories[edit | edit source]

There are several Food categories:

Food Types[edit | edit source]

Food
Name
DLC
Health
Hunger
Sanity
Perish time (days)
Food value
Crock Pot ingredient
Batilisk Wing.png Batilisk Wing +3 +12.5 -10 6 Not valid No
Cooked Batilisk Wing.png Cooked Batilisk Wing +8 +18.75 0 10 Not valid No
Berries.png Berries 0 +9.375 0 6 Fruit.png ×0.5 Yes
Roasted Berries.png Roasted Berries +1 +12.5 0 3 Fruit.png×0.5 Yes
Bile-Covered Slop.png Bile-Covered Slop Shipwrecked icon.png -1 -10 0 Never Not valid No
Roasted Birchnut.png Roasted Birchnut Reign of Giants icon.png +1 +9.375 0 6 Roasted Birchnut.png×1.0 Yes
Blubber.png Blubber Shipwrecked icon.png 10 10 0 10 Not valid No
Brainy Matter.png Brainy Matter Shipwrecked icon.png -10 10 50 1 Not valid No
Butter.png Butter +40 +25 0 40 Dairy product.png ×1.0 Fat.png ×1.0 Yes
Butterfly Wings.png Butterfly Wing +8 +9.375 0 6 Butterfly Wings.png×1.0 Yes
Cactus Flesh.png Cactus Flesh Reign of Giants icon.png -3 +12.5 -5 10 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Cooked Cactus Flesh.png Cooked Cactus Flesh Reign of Giants icon.png +1 +12.5 +15 10 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Cactus Flower.png Cactus Flower Reign of Giants icon.png +8 +12.5 +5 10 Vegetables.png ×0.5 Yes
Carrot.png Carrot +1 +12.5 0 10 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Roasted Carrot.png Roasted Carrot +3 +12.5 0 6 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Cave Banana.png Banana +1 +12.5 0 10 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Cooked Cave Banana.png Cooked Banana +3 +12.5 0 6 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Halved Coconut.png Halved Coconut Shipwrecked icon.png +1 +4.6875 0 10 Not valid No
Roasted Coconut.png Roasted Coconut Shipwrecked icon.png +1 +9.375 0 10 Fruit.png ×1.0 Fat.png ×1.0 Yes
Coffee Beans.png Coffee Beans Shipwrecked icon.png 0 +9.375 0 6 Fruit.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Coffee Beans.png Roasted Coffee Beans Shipwrecked icon.png 0 +9.375 -5 15 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Corn.png Corn +3 +25 0 10 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Popcorn.png Popcorn +3 +12.5 0 15 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Dead Dogfish.png Dead Dogfish Shipwrecked icon.png 1 25 0 6 Meats.png ×0.5 Fishes.png ×1.0 Yes
Dead Jellyfish.png Dead Jellyfish Shipwrecked icon.png 10 10 0 6 Fishes.png ×1.0 Monster Meats.png ×1.0 No
Cooked Jellyfish.png Cooked Jellyfish Shipwrecked icon.png 10 18.75 0 10 Fishes.png ×1.0 Monster Meats.png ×1.0 Yes
Dried Jellyfish.png Dried Jellyfish Shipwrecked icon.png 10 18.75 0 20 Fishes.png ×1.0 Monster Meats.png ×1.0 Yes
Dead Swordfish.png Dead Swordfish Shipwrecked icon.png 1 25 0 6 Meats.png ×0.5 Fishes.png ×1.0 No
Dead Wobster.png Dead Wobster Shipwrecked icon.png 1 12.5 0 3 Fishes.png ×2.0 No
Cooked Wobster.png Delicious Wobster Shipwrecked icon.png 1 12.5 0 6 Fishes.png ×2.0 No
Deerclops Eyeball.png Deerclops Eyeball +60 +75 -15 Never Not valid No
Doydoy Egg.png Doydoy Egg Shipwrecked icon.png +3 +25 0 10 Eggs.png ×1.0 Yes
Fried Doydoy Egg.png Fried Doydoy Egg Shipwrecked icon.png +11 +25 -10 10 Eggs.png ×1.0 Yes
Dragoon Heart.png Dragoon Heart Shipwrecked icon.png +11 +25 -10 10 Not valid No
Dragon Fruit.png Dragon Fruit +3 +9.375 0 6 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Prepared Dragon Fruit.png Prepared Dragon Fruit +20 +12.5 0 3 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Drumstick.png Drumstick 0 +12.5 -10 6 Meats.png ×0.5 Yes
Fried Drumstick.png Fried Drumstick +1 +12.5 0 10 Meats.png ×0.5 Yes
Durian.png Durian -3 +25 -5 10 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Extra Smelly Durian.png Extra Smelly Durian 0 +25 -5 6 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Eel.png Eel +3 +10 0 6 Fishes.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Eel.png Cooked Eel +8 +13 0 10 Fishes.png ×0.5 Yes
Electric Milk.png Electric Milk Reign of Giants icon.png +3 +12.5 +5 6 Dairy product.png ×1.0 Yes
Egg.png Egg 0 +9.375 0 10 Eggs.png ×1.0 Yes
Cooked Egg.png Cooked Egg 0 +12.5 0 6 Eggs.png ×1.0 Yes
Eggplant.png Eggplant +8 +25 0 10 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Braised Eggplant.png Braised Eggplant +20 +25 0 6 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Eye of the Tiger Shark.png Eye of the Tiger Shark Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +75 -15 Never Not valid No
Fish.png Fish +1 +12.5 0 3 Fishes.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Fish.png Cooked Fish +1 +12.5 0 6 Fishes.png ×0.5 Yes
Fish Morsel.png Fish Morsel Shipwrecked icon.png 1 12.5 0 3 Fishes.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Fish Morsel.png Cooked Fish Morsel Shipwrecked icon.png 1 12.5 0 6 Fishes.png ×0.5 Yes
Foliage.png Foliage +1 0 0 6 Not valid No
Frog Legs.png Frog Legs 0 +12.5 -10 6 Meats.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Frog Legs.png Cooked Frog Legs +1 +12.5 0 10 Meats.png ×0.5 Yes
Gears.png Gears (WX-78 Portrait.png only) +60 +75 +50 Never Not valid No
Glommer's Goop.png Glommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon.png +40 +9.375 -50 Never Not valid No
Glow Berry.png Glow Berry +10 +25 -15 10 Not valid No
Lesser Glow Berry.png Lesser Glow Berry Don't Starve Together icon.png +3 +12.5 -10 10 Not valid No
Guardian's Horn.png Guardian's Horn +60 +75 -15 Never Not valid No
Honey.png Honey +3 +9.375 0 40 Sweetener.png ×1.0 Yes
Ice.png Ice Reign of Giants icon.png +0.5 +2.3 0 3 Ice.png×1.0 Yes
Jellybeans.png Jellybeans Don't Starve Together icon.png +122
(over 2 minutes)
0 +5 Never Not valid No
Juicy Berries.png Juicy Berries Don't Starve Together icon.png +1 +12.5 0 2 Fruit.png×0.5 Yes
Roasted Juicy Berries.png Roasted Juicy Berries Don't Starve Together icon.png +3 +18.75 0 1 Fruit.png×0.5 Yes
Koalefant Trunk.png Koalefant Trunk +30 +37.5 0 6 Not valid No
Winter Koalefant Trunk.png Winter Koalefant Trunk +30 +37.5 0 6 Not valid No
Koalefant Trunk Steak.png Koalefant Trunk Steak +40 +75 0 15 Not valid No
Leafy Meat.png Leafy Meat 0 +12.5 -10 6 Not valid No
Cooked Leafy Meat.png Cooked Leafy Meat +1 +18.75 0 10 Not valid No
Lichen.png Lichen +3 +12 -5 2 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Light Bulb.png Light Bulb +1 0 0 6 Not valid No
Limpets.png Limpets Shipwrecked icon.png 0 12.5 -10 6 Fishes.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Limpets.png Cooked Limpets Shipwrecked icon.png 1 12.5 0 10 Fishes.png ×0.5 Yes
Mandrake.png Mandrake +60 +75 0 Never Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Cooked Mandrake.png Cooked Mandrake +100 +150 0 Never Not valid No
Meat.png Meat +1 +25 -10 6 Meats.png ×1.0 Yes
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat +3 +25 0 10 Meats.png ×1.0 Yes
Jerky.png Jerky +20 +25 +15 20 Meats.png ×1.0 Yes
Monster Meat.png Monster Meat -20 +18.75 -15 6 Meats.png ×1.0 Yes
Cooked Monster Meat.png Cooked Monster Meat -3 +18.75 -10 15 Meats.png ×1.0 Yes
Monster Jerky.png Monster Jerky -3 +18.75 -5 20 Meats.png ×1.0 Yes
Morsel.png Morsel 0 +12.5 -10 6 Meats.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Morsel.png Cooked Morsel +1 +12.5 0 10 Meats.png ×0.5 Yes
Small Jerky.png Small Jerky +8 +12.5 +10 20 Meats.png ×0.5 Yes
Mussel.png Mussel Shipwrecked icon.png 0 12.5 -15 3 Fishes.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Mussel.png Cooked Mussel Shipwrecked icon.png 1 12.5 0 10 Fishes.png ×0.5 Yes
Blue Cap.png Blue Cap +20 +12.5 -15 10 Vegetables.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Blue Cap.png Cooked Blue Cap -3 0 +10 10 Vegetables.png ×0.5 Yes
Green Cap.png Green Cap 0 +12.5 -50 10 Vegetables.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Green Cap.png Cooked Green Cap -1 0 +15 10 Vegetables.png ×0.5 Yes
Red Cap.png Red Cap -20 +12.5 0 10 Vegetables.png ×0.5 Yes
Cooked Red Cap.png Cooked Red Cap +1 0 -10 10 Vegetables.png ×0.5 Yes
Petals.png Petals +1 0 0 6 Not valid No
Dark Petals.png Dark Petals 0 0 -5 6 Not valid No
Phlegm.png Phlegm Don't Starve Together icon.png 0 +12.5 -15 Never Not valid No
Pomegranate.png Pomegranate +3 +9.375 0 6 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Sliced Pomegranate.png Sliced Pomegranate +20 +12.5 0 3 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Royal Jelly.png Royal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon.png 20 25 15 10 Sweetener.png×3.0 Yes
Pumpkin.png Pumpkin +3 +37.5 0 10 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Hot Pumpkin.png Hot Pumpkin +8 +37.5 0 6 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Raw Fish.png Raw Fish Shipwrecked icon.png 1 25 0 3 Meats.png ×0.5 Fishes.png ×1.0 Yes
Fish Steak.png Fish Steak Shipwrecked icon.png 20 25 0 6 Meats.png ×0.5 Fishes.png ×1.0 Yes
Rot.png Rot -1 -10 0 Never Not valid No
Rotten Egg.png Rotten Egg -1 -10 0 Never Not valid No
Seaweed.png Seaweed Shipwrecked icon.png 1 9.375 -10 6 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Roasted Seaweed.png Roasted Seaweed Shipwrecked icon.png 3 12.5 0 10 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Dried Seaweed.png Dried Seaweed Shipwrecked icon.png 3 12.5 0 20 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Seeds.png Seeds 0 4.6875 0 40 Not valid No
Toasted Seeds.png Toasted Seeds 1 4.6875 0 10 Not valid No
Crops.png Crop Seeds +0.5 +9.375 0 40 Not valid No
Shark Fin.png Shark Fin Shipwrecked icon.png 20 25 -15 6 Meats.png ×0.5 Fishes.png ×1.0 Yes
Sweet Potato.png Sweet Potato Shipwrecked icon.png 1 12.5 0 10 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Cooked Sweet Potato.png Cooked Sweet Potato Shipwrecked icon.png 3 12.5 0 6 Vegetables.png ×1.0 Yes
Tallbird Egg.png Tallbird Egg +3 +25 0 Never Eggs.png ×4.0 Yes
Hatching Tallbird Egg.png Hatching Tallbird Egg +5 +23 0 Never Not valid No
Fried Tallbird Egg.png Fried Tallbird Egg 0 +37.5 0 6 Eggs.png ×4.0 Yes
Tropical Fish.png Tropical Fish Shipwrecked icon.png 1 12.5 0 3 Meats.png ×0.5 Fishes.png ×1.0 Yes
Watermelon.png Watermelon Reign of Giants icon.png 3 12.5 5 8 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Grilled Watermelon.png Grilled Watermelon Reign of Giants icon.png +1 +12.5 +7.5 8 Fruit.png ×1.0 Yes
Bacon and Eggs.png Bacon and Eggs +20 +75 +5 20 Not valid No
Banana Pop.png Banana Pop Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +12.5 +33 10 Not valid No
Bisque.png Bisque Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +18.75 +5 20 Not valid No
Butter Muffin.png Butter Muffin +20 +37.5 +5 15 Not valid No
California Roll.png California Roll Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +25 +10 10 Not valid No
Coffee.png Coffee Shipwrecked icon.png +3 +9.375 -5 10 Not valid No
Dragonpie.png Dragonpie +40 +75 +5 15 Not valid No
Fish Tacos.png Fish Tacos +20 +37.5 +5 6 Not valid No
Fishsticks.png Fishsticks +40 +37.5 +5 10 Not valid No
Fist Full of Jam.png Fist Full of Jam +3 +37.5 +5 15 Not valid No
Flower Salad.png Flower Salad Reign of Giants icon.png +40 +12.5 +5 6 Not valid No
Fresh Fruit Crepes.png Fresh Fruit Crepes Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +150 +15 10 Not valid No
Froggle Bunwich.png Froggle Bunwich +20 +37.5 +5 15 Not valid No
Fruit Medley.png Fruit Medley +20 +25 +5 6 Not valid No
Guacamole.png Guacamole Reign of Giants icon.png +20 +37.5 0 10 Not valid No
Honey Ham.png Honey Ham +30 +75 +5 15 Not valid No
Honey Nuggets.png Honey Nuggets +20 +37.5 +5 15 Not valid No
Ice Cream.png Ice Cream Reign of Giants icon.png 0 +25 +50 3 Not valid No
Jelly-O Pop.png Jelly-O Pop Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +12.5 0 10 Not valid No
Kabobs.png Kabobs +3 +37.5 +5 15 Not valid No
Lobster Bisque.png Lobster Bisque Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +25 +10 10 Not valid No
Lobster Dinner.png Lobster Dinner Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +25 +50 10 Not valid No
Mandrake Soup.png Mandrake Soup +100 +150 +5 6 Not valid No
Meatballs.png Meatballs +3 +62.5 +5 10 Not valid No
Meaty Stew.png Meaty Stew +12 +150 +5 10 Not valid No
Melonsicle.png Melonsicle Reign of Giants icon.png +3 +12.5 +20 3 Not valid No
Monster Lasagna.png Monster Lasagna -20 +37.5 -20 10 Not valid No
Monster Tartare.png Monster Tartare Shipwrecked icon.png +3 +37.5 +10 10 Not valid No
Mussel Bouillabaise.png Mussel Bouillabaise Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +37.5 +15 10 Not valid No
Pierogi.png Pierogi +40 +37.5 +5 20 Not valid No
Powdercake.png Powdercake -3 0 0 18750 Not valid No
Pumpkin Cookies.png Pumpkin Cookies 0 +37.5 +15 10 Not valid No
Ratatouille.png Ratatouille +3 +25 +5 15 Not valid No
Seafood Gumbo.png Seafood Gumbo Shipwrecked icon.png +40 +37.5 +20 20 Not valid No
Shark Fin Soup.png Shark Fin Soup Shipwrecked icon.png +40 +12.5 -10 10 Not valid No
Spicy Chili.png Spicy Chili Reign of Giants icon.png +20 +37.5 0 9 Not valid No
Stuffed Eggplant.png Stuffed Eggplant +3 +37.5 +5 15 Not valid No
Surf 'n' Turf.png Surf 'n' Turf Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +37.5 +33 10 Not valid No
Sweet Potato Souffle.png Sweet Potato Souffle Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +37.5 +15 10 Not valid No
Taffy.png Taffy -3 +25 +15 15 Not valid No
Trail Mix.png Trail Mix Reign of Giants icon.png +30 +12.5 +5 15 Not valid No
Turkey Dinner.png Turkey Dinner +20 +75 +5 6 Not valid No
Unagi.png Unagi +20 +18.8 +5 10 Not valid No
Waffles.png Waffles +60 +37.5 +5 10 Not valid No
Wet Goop.png Wet Goop 0 0 0 6 Not valid No
HealthMeter.png Health Hunger.png Hunger Sanity.png Sanity Rot.png Perish Time (days) Crock Pot.png Crock Pot ingredient

Perish Times[edit | edit source]

Most Food has a Perish Time, eventually turning into Rot.

Stage Effect
Green (50-100% Fresh) Restores the full amount of Hunger.png, HealthMeter.png and Sanity.png for a given food
Yellow (21-49% Stale) Restores 2/3 of Hunger.png, 1/3 of HealthMeter.png for a given food and doesn't restore any Sanity.png
Red (0-20% Spoiled) Restores 1/2 of Hunger.png for a given food, doesn't restore any HealthMeter.png and decreases Sanity.png by 10
  • Any kind of cooked meat lasts longer than any raw meat, but any kind of raw vegetable lasts longer than any cooked vegetable. The exceptions are Popcorn, which lasts longer than raw Corn; Mushrooms, which last the same amount of time whether cooked or raw; and Seaweed in Shipwrecked last longer when cooked.
  • Food dropped on the ground will perish at a rate of 1.5, while keeping it in the Ice Box will reduce the rate to 0.5. Additionally, during Winter and when world temperature is below 0°, the food base perish rate is multiplied by 0.75 instead of 1. I.e. during winter, when temperature is below 0°, food in the Ice Box will spoil at 0.5 × 0.75 = 0.375 rate. In Reign of Giants`s Summer and Shipwrecked`s Dry Season, the food spoils at the rate of 1.25.
  • Soggy food spoils 30% faster.
  • The stale and spoiled effects do not apply when eaten by WX-78.
  • The effects of eating stale or spoiled food are worse when playing as Wickerbottom. Stale food will only give 1/3 of the hunger and 1/4 of health. Spoiled food will restore only 1/6 of the hunger. The rest of the values is the same as other characters.
  • Cooking Food on fire or in Crock Pot halves the spoiled amount of the Food (e.g., if it were at 80% freshness when raw, it would change to 90% freshness after being cooked).
  • Tallbird Eggs, Mandrakes (raw and cooked), the Deerclops Eyeball, Guardian's Horn, (Glommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon.png), and ("Ballphin Free" Tuna Shipwrecked icon.png, which gives one Fish Steak when used) are the only Food items which don't spoil (despite Honey being the only food in real life that does not spoil).
  • Food cooked in the Crock Pot and meat dried on the Drying Rack do not begin to spoil until picked up. This was changed in the Reign of Giants DLC.

Prototype.png Tips[edit | edit source]

  • In order to maximize the benefits of a food item, the time when to cook it can be broke down in 3, taking into account the difference of spoil rate of the Cooked version VS the Raw version: 1) Less than twice as long; 2) Twice as long; and 3) More than twice as long. 1) If it to take less than twice as long to spoil then it should be cooked as late as possible. 2) If it takes exactly twice as long, then it does not matter when it is cooked. 3) If more, it should be cooked as early as possible.

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