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How to get Minecraft glow berries

Minecraft glow berries
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Minecraft glow berries are a unique but rare food item that can be found on cave vines in Lush Cave biomes. Added to the game as part of Minecraft 1.17, these berries are useful for gardeners and fox breeders alike and can do a lot to improve the way you play Minecraft itself. While they're not exactly common, you can at least pluck them from a Lush Cave and then set up your own farm to ensure you've got an endless supply of the glowing fruit. We'll show you how to find glow berries below, as well as what their uses are and how you can farm them.

How to use Minecraft glow berries for food and breeding foxes

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The most obvious use of Minecraft glow berries in Minecraft is eating them. Just like sweet berries, glow berries will restore two hunger points. They can also be used as compost. Using glow berries on a composter has a 30% chance to raise the compost level by 1. 

Given that they can be rare, particularly if you haven't set up a farm yet, it's a bit of a waste to use them as food or compost though. Glow berries have a light level of 14, so it might be more fun to use them as a fancy light source. But perhaps the best use of glow berries in Minecraft is to breed foxes. If you find at least two grown foxes, feeding them glow berries will get you a baby fox. Make sure you learn how to tame a fox in Minecraft with our guide to get all the details.

Where to find Minecraft glow berries

Minecraft glow berries

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The natural spawn place of a Minecraft glow berry is inside Lush Cave biomes. The berries grow on cave vines which hang from the ceilings of Lush Caves and can be harvested from the vines. However, you can also loot glow berries from Mineshafts and Ancient Cities.

Mineshafts generate in any Overworld biome, but it’ll usually take some time to find one. Once you do, however, a mineshaft chest has a 38.7% chance to contain at least three glow berries. Ancient City structures generate in Deep Dark biomes at Y-level -52 and any chests within have a 23.2% chance of containing up to 15 glow berries!

How to farm glow berries in Minecraft

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To farm glow berries in Minecraft, you first need to get one in a Lush Cave or loot one from a chest. You can then place the berry on the bottom of any block and it'll grow into a cave vine and extend downwards until it reaches another block or it's growth limit. Bonemeal also helps cave vines sprout glow berries. Once the vine is visible, use the bonemeal on the vine to spawn the glow berries.


Let’s start searching for Lush Caves or mineshafts and make that glow berry garden a reality!

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