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You need to eat to survive. Your character simply needs food in his inventory in order to stay fed. Food in a backpack will be shared among the squad members.

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Food consists of all the items in Kenshi which fill your hunger bar. A character's hunger bar is filled by 1 for every nutrition charge used. They automatically consume some food when their hunger gets below 250, unless the only types of food they have are edible ingredients. In that case, they will not eat it until they get below 200.

Characters can eat any food in their own or their squad member's inventories, including that in their backpack. After eating, the hunger bar slowly fills up over time. Characters of different Races have different rates at which their hunger drains, which is also dependent on any action that a character is doing, i.e., it will drain more slowly if a character is idle and faster if a character is working.

It is worth noting that no food items are subject to spoilage in Kenshi.

Types of Edible Food[edit | edit source]

All edible food items that are not also ingredients, displayed with their nutrition value. Items marked by an asterisk (*) can be made by the player.

Food Nutrition (Nu) Buy value (c) Sell value (c) Weight (kg) Size Buy value per Nutrition (c/Nu) Sell value per Nutrition (c/Nu) Nutrition per Size Edible by
Ancient Nutri-Rations.png
Ancient Nutri-Rations 125 1143 571 1 4 9.14 4.57 31.25 All
Chewsticks.png
Chewsticks* 20 152 76 0.5 6 7.60 3.80 3.33 All
Cooked Vegetables.png
Cooked Vegetables* 25 318 159 1 9 12.72 6.36 2.78 All
Dried Fish.png
Dried Fish 20 360 180 1 3 18.00 9.00 6.67 All
Dried Meat.png
Dried Meat* 15 78 39 1 4 5.20 2.60 3.75 All
Dustwich.png
Dustwich* 70 730 365 1 6 10.43 5.21 11.67 All
Foodcube.png
Foodcube* 75 874 437 1 6 11.65 5.83 12.50 All
Foul Raw Meat.png
Foul Raw Meat 10 1 0 1 4 0.10 0.00 2.50 Animals, Hivers
Gohan.png
Gohan* 75 444 222 1 9 5.92 2.96 8.33 All
Grand Fish.png
Grand Fish 15 360 180 1 6 24.00 12.00 2.50 All
Meatwrap.png
Meatwrap* 50 658 329 1 6 13.16 6.58 8.33 All
Ration Pack.png
Ration Pack 125 1143 571 1 4 9.14 4.57 31.25 All
Rice Bowl.png
Rice Bowl* 25 186 93 1 9 7.44 3.72 2.78 All
Thinfish.png
Thinfish 10 360 180 1 3 36.00 18.00 3.33 All

Edible Ingredients[edit | edit source]

These ingredients are edible before being further processed. Item marked by an asterisk (*) can be made by the player.

Ingredients/

Food

Nutrition (Nu) Buy value (c) Sell value (c) Weight (kg) Size Buy value per Nutrition (c/Nu) Sell value per Nutrition (c/Nu) Nutrition per Size Edible by Used in
Raw Meat.png
Raw Meat 15 60 30 1 4 4.00 2.00 3.75 Animals, Hivers, Scorchlanders Dried Meat, Meatwrap
Bread.png
Bread* 30 488 244 0.5 6 16.27 8.13 5 All Foodcube, Meatwrap, Dustwich

Non-Edible Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Not all ingredients are edible by themselves. The non-edible ingredients are listed here. All of them are either grown or otherwise made from Farming-related activities.

Ingredients Avrg. Price (.c) Weight (kg) Used in
Cactus.png
Cactus 15 1 Chewsticks, Dustwich
Greenfruit.png
Greenfruit 30 0.5 Cooked Vegetables, Foodcube, Gohan
Riceweed.png
Riceweed 13 0.5 Gohan, Rice Bowl
Strawflour.png
Strawflour 400 4 Bread
Water.png
Water 25 10 Mostly in cooking and watering (farming)
Wheatstraw.png
Wheatstraw 40 1 Strawflour

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The food system was first introduced in the v0.90 beta update.
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