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Carrots are a food item in Minecraft, added in update 1.4.2 and restore 1 and a half (1 1/2) hunger bars per carrot eaten (changed in update 1.8.0 from 2). Carrots can be acquired from NPC Villages and sometimes but rarely Zombies. When planted they grow much like Wheat. To plant carrots, your seed is a carrot itself. Unlike wheat, however, they grow only through four stages instead of wheat's eight stages and wheat is planted with a special wheat seed. They can also be fully grown via Bonemeal, much like other crops. Using carrots on Pigs or Rabbits will activate their Love Mode. They can be crafted into a handful of things, including Carrot on a Stick and Golden Carrots (crafting recipes below).
- Carrots are less space-consuming than a large field of Wheat crops, and to have over a full stack of Carrots may only require as few as a 6x4 plot compared to Bread, which requires a 1x3 space for one piece of Bread.
- Carrots have a higher saturation level than most other crops.
- Carrots are used to breed Pigs, and Chickens, as technically, Carrots are a seed. However, Chickens will not follow you if you are equipped with a carrot, only wheat.
- Carrots do not require crafting or cooking to get the most out of them.
- Carrots can be hard to come by, especially in pre-1.4.2 worlds as they are only found in NPC Villages which are not very common or as a rare drop from Zombies.
As a Crafting Ingredient
|Golden Carrot||Carrot on a Stick|
|Gold Nugget||Gold Nugget||Gold Nugget||None||None||None|
|Gold Nugget||Carrot||Gold Nugget||Fishing Rod||None||None|
|Gold Nugget||Gold Nugget||Gold Nugget||None||Carrot||None|
or Red Mushroom
- Carrots had an old texture before 1.4 looking like many carrots in a bunch, and were originally called "Carrots". The name was later changed to "Carrot" and the texture was changed to a single carrot.
- Carrots and Wheat look identical on their first stage.
- Carrots can commonly be found in Villages.
- As of Minecraft Pocket Edition version 0.8.1, carrots may not fully grow with Bone Meal. This is yet to be fixed.