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Food can be obtained by foraging, trapping, farming or hunting Animals and Monsters. Food refills Hunger and some Health, depending on the quality of the food eaten. Almost all raw food can be Cooked on a Campfire to increase the amount of Health/Hunger they restore.

Notably, Meats can be used as bait, for the recruitment of Pigs, as offering to the Pig King for gold, and are a requirement to construct the Meat Effigy. Some Food, such as Monster Meat or Durian can damage health instead of restoring it.

Categories

There are several Food categories:

Types of Food

Food
Name
Health
Hunger
Sanity
Perish time (days)
Value
Crock Pot ingredient
Berries.png Berries +1 +9.375 0 6 Fruit.png × 0.5 Yes
Roasted Berries.png Roasted Berries +1 +12.5 0 3 Fruit.png × 0.5 Yes
Butter.png Butter +40 +25 0 40 Yes
Butterfly Wings.png Butterfly Wings +8 +9.375 0 6 Yes
Carrot.png Carrot +1 +12.5 0 10 Vegetables.png Yes
Roasted Carrot.png Roasted Carrot +3 +12.5 0 6 Vegetables.png Yes
Corn.png Corn +3 +25 0 10 Vegetables.png Yes
Popcorn.png Popcorn +3 +12.5 0 15 Vegetables.png Yes
Deerclops Eyeball.png Deerclops Eyeball +60 +75 -15 Never No
Guardian's Horn.png Guardian's Horn +60 +75 -15 Never No
Dragon Fruit.png Dragon Fruit +3 +9.375 0 6 Fruit.png Yes
Prepared Dragon Fruit.png Prepared Dragon Fruit +20 +12.5 0 3 Fruit.png 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 Yes
Extra Smelly Durian.png Extra Smelly Durian 0 +25 -5 6 Fruit.png Yes
Egg.png Egg 0 +9.375 0 10 Egg.png Yes
Cooked Egg.png Cooked Egg 0 +12.5 0 6 Egg.png Yes
Eggplant.png Eggplant +8 +25 0 10 Vegetables.png Yes
Braised Eggplant.png Braised Eggplant +20 +25 0 6 Vegetables.png Yes
Fish.png Fish +1 +12.5 0 3 Fish.png Yes
Cooked Fish.png Cooked Fish +1 +12.5 0 6 Fish.png Yes
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
Garland.png Garland +3 0 +10 6 No
Ham Bat.png Ham Bat -8 +25 -15 10 No
Honey.png Honey +3 +9.375 0 40 Yes
Koalefant Trunk.png Koalefant Trunk +30 +37.5 0 6 No
Winter Koalefant Trunk.png Winter Koalefant Trunk +30 +37.5 0 6 No
Koalefant Trunk Steak.png Koalefant Trunk Steak +40 +75 0 15 No
Mandrake.png Mandrake +60 +75 0 Never Yes
Cooked Mandrake.png Cooked Mandrake +100 +150 0 Never No
Meat.png Meat +1 +25 -10 6 Meats.png Yes
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat +3 +25 0 10 Meats.png Yes
Jerky.png Jerky +20 +25 +15 20 Meats.png Yes
Monster Meat.png Monster Meat -20 +18.75 -15 6 Meats.png Yes
Cooked Monster Meat.png Cooked Monster Meat -3 +18.75 -10 15 Meats.png Yes
Monster Jerky.png Monster Jerky -3 +18.75 -5 20 Meats.png Yes
Morsel.png Morsel +1 +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
Blue Mushroom.png Blue Mushroom +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 Mushroom.png Green Mushroom 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 Mushroom.png Red Mushroom -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 No
Dark Petals.png Dark Petals 0 0 -5 6 No
Pomegranate.png Pomegranate +3 +9.375 0 6 Fruit.png Yes
Sliced Pomegranate.png Sliced Pomegranate +20 +12.5 0 3 Fruit.png Yes
Pumpkin.png Pumpkin +3 +37.5 0 10 Vegetables.png Yes
Hot Pumpkin.png Hot Pumpkin +8 +37.5 0 6 Vegetables.png Yes
Rot.png Rot -1 -10 0 Never No
Rotten Egg.png Rotten Egg -1 -10 0 Never No
Seeds.png Seeds 0 +4.6875 0 40 No
Toasted Seeds.png Toasted Seeds +1 +4.6875 0 10 No
Tallbird Egg.png Tallbird Egg +3 +25 0 Never Egg.png × 4 Yes
Fried Tallbird Egg.png Fried Tallbird Egg 0 +37.5 0 6 Egg.png × 4 Yes
Cave Banana.png Cave Banana +1 +12.5 0 10 Fruit.png Yes
Cooked Cave Banana.png Cooked Cave Banana +3 +12.5 0 6 Fruit.png Yes
Lichen.png Lichen +3 +12 -5 2 Vegetables.png×0.5 Yes
Eel.png Eel +3 +10 0 6 Fish.png Yes
Cooked Eel.png Cooked Eel +8 +13 0 10 Fish.png Yes
HealthMeter.png Health Hunger Meter.png Hunger Sanity Meter.png Sanity Rot.png Perish Time (days) Crock Pot.png Crock Pot ingredient

Food Spoilage

Almost all Food slowly perishes and turns eventually into Rot. When Food perishes below 50%, it becomes stale. When Food further perishes below 20%, it becomes spoiled.

Stage Effect
Green (Fresh) Restores the full amount of Hunger Meter.png, HealthMeter.png and Sanity Meter.png for a given food
Yellow (Stale) Restores 2/3 of Hunger Meter.png, 1/3 of HealthMeter.png for a given food and doesn't restore any Sanity Meter.png
Red (Spoiled) Restores 1/2 of Hunger Meter.png for a given food, doesn't restore any HealthMeter.png and decreases Sanity Meter.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.
  • Food dropped on the ground will perish at a rate of 150%, while keeping it in the Ice Box will reduce the rate to 50%. At Winter the food perish rate is additionally reduced by 25%.
  • 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. (how much exactly?)
  • Stacked Food items share the same level of spoiling. Combining items with different spoil levels into a single stack averages the spoiled amount between them. This can be used to "save" a nearly-rotten food item, by stacking it with a fresh item, then ctrl+clicking to separate it from the rest of the stack again.
  • Cooking Food on fire or in Crock Pot halves the spoiled amount of the Food.
  • Tallbird Eggs, Mandrakes (raw and cooked), the Deerclops Eyeball and the Guardian's Horn are the only Food items which don't spoil.
  • Food cooked in the Crock Pot and meat dried on the Drying Rack do not begin to spoil until picked up.

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