Adding food

This tutorial will assume that you already understand Creating your First Item

Adding a FoodComponent to an item’s settings makes that item food. A FoodComponent can be created using a FoodComponent.Builder. Try reading the inline documentation (Javadocs) of the builder to understand what’s going on here, or continue reading for an explanation:

public static final Item EXAMPLE_FOOD = new Item(new QuiltItemSettings().food(
	new FoodComponent.Builder()
		.statusEffect(new StatusEffectInstance(StatusEffects.NIGHT_VISION, 10), 0.8f)

Now that you tried using the Javadocs cough, cough, here is an alternate explanation:

  1. We instantiate a new builder. Using this, we can configure the FoodComponent before finally turning it into a proper FoodComponent. Note that all the following values are by default 0, false or empty.
  2. We set the hunger to 2, which corresponds to one of the total 10 drumsticks in Minecraft.
  3. We set the saturation modifier, which, multiplied by the hunger value and 2, is added to the saturation.
  4. We make it a snack, which means that it gets eaten quickly, just like dried kelp.
  5. We make it always edible (even when hunger is full), just like suspicious stew.
  6. We mark it as meat, so that wolves can eat it.
  7. We add a Night Vision status effect which will be applied for 10 seconds with a 80% chance.
  8. Finally, we create a proper FoodComponent from the builder using the build method.

What’s next?

If you want to continue adding items, see Armor or Tools.