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Minecraft Glow Berries

Posted: Aug 20, 2021 in Minecraft

mc head By Kevin Lott


So, we got more things to talk about in regards to the latest update. The Caves and Cliffs update, or rather the first half of it added some odd yet intriguing things to play with. One of the most interesting of which are the new cave biomes. In the Lush Cave biomes, you can expect to find a new food item dubbed Glow Berries. Today, I’m going to tell you what you need to do to find these things, if they’re worth it, and everything else regarding them. Let’s begin.

glow berries


Glow berries can be found in lush caves, which only generate using the buffet or custom world type. Sadly, the only way to find them in a fully natural world is to find them in Mineshaft loot chests.

Lush Caves

Glow berries can be collected from a cave vine bearing them by using or breaking it, which yields one glow berries when bearing them and nothing when not. A cave vine also breaks if water runs over its location or if a piston extends or pushes a block into its location. Fortune has no effect on the amount of glow berries dropped.


Glow berries, in fact, glow! When bearing glow berries, cave vines give off a light level of 14. This is the first and only food in Minecraft that I know of that gives off light.

To grow more glow berries, place them on the bottom of a block. This will create a cave vine that grows downward one block at a time as long as air is beneath it or its maximum height (2 to 26 blocks) is not reached. Each newly-grown cave vine block has a 1 in 9 chance of bearing glow berries. Only the tip can never actually grow them. Using bone meal on a cave vine produces glow berries if the vine was not bearing any.

Glow berries are identical to sweet berries in their food stats, offering 2 hunger points and 0.4 hunger saturation.


That’s pretty much everything! Sweet berries are super simple, but they are extremely unique in their ability to act as a food source and light source. I thought about it, and pumpkins can also be either food or light sources, but with extra steps. In any case, this item is one of few that showcase the creativity of Minecraft’s latest update, and I can’t wait for more. I hope this blog helps you, and have a great day!

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