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Rotten Flesh
Rotten Flesh
Hunger Replenished FoodbariconFoodbaricon (80% chance of giving hunger to a player)
Obtained by Killing Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Drowned
Cookable
No
Stackable
Yes
64
Renewable
Yes
First Appearance Beta 1.8
Technical Name minecraft:rotten_flesh
Data Values Hex: 16F
Dec:
367


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Rotten Flesh is an inefficient, emergency food item, added as part of the Adventure Update. These are dropped by Zombies, Drowned and Pigmen. In the earlier stages of Minecraft, Zombies used to drop Feathers instead, but later the drops were replaced by "Rotten Flesh".

Source

Rotten flesh is dropped by Zombies, Zombie Villagers,  Zombie Pigmen, Zombie HorsesHusks, and Drowneds when killed. It can also be found within chests in Abandoned Mine Shafts and Desert Temples.

Mechanics

Eating rotten flesh restores two FoodbariconFoodbaricon 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. 

Rotten Flesh can also be given to tamed wolves to breed them.

Trivia

  • Rotten Flesh can be traded to cleric Villagers in exchange for Emeralds.
  • Rotten Flesh can be obatined through fishing.
  • Wolves that consume Rotten Flesh, will not get food poisoning.