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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 on 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. The speed at which hunger drains 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.

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) Avrg. Price (.c) Weight (kg) Size Price per Nutrition Nutrition per Size Edible by
Ancient Nutri-Rations.png
Ancient Nutri-Rations 125 1143 1 4 9.144 31.25 All
Chewsticks.png
Chewsticks* 20 134 0.5 6 6.70 3.33 All
Cooked Vegetables.png
Cooked Vegetables* 25 300 1 9 12 2.78 All
Dried Fish.png
Dried Fish 20 379 1 3 18.95 6.67 All
Dried Meat.png
Dried Meat* 15 68 1 4 4.50 3.75 All
Dustwich.png
Dustwich* 70 856 1 6 12.23 11.67 All
Foodcube.png
Foodcube* 75 976 1 6 13.01 12.5 All
Foul Raw Meat.png
Foul Raw Meat 10 1 1 4 0.1 2.5 Animals, Hivers
Gohan.png
Gohan* 75 400 1 9 5.33 8.33 All
Grand Fish.png
Grand Fish 15 120 1 6 8.00 2.5 All
Meatwrap.png
Meatwrap* 50 616 1 6 12.32 8.33 All
Ration Pack.png
Ration Pack 125 1350 1 4 10.80 31.25 All
Rice Bowl.png
Rice Bowl* 25 300 1 9 12.00 2.78 All
Thinfish.png
Thinfish 10 360 1 3 36.00 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) Avrg. Price (.c) Weight (kg) Size Price per Nutrition Nutrition per Size Edible by Used in
Raw Meat.png
Raw Meat 15 100 1 4 6.66 3.75 Animals, Hivers, Scorchlanders Dried Meat, Meatwrap
Bread.png
Bread* 30 641 0.5 6 21.37 5 All Foodcube, Meatwrap, Dustwich

Non-Edible Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Not all ingredients are edible by themselves, they 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 50 1 Chewsticks, Dustwich
Greenfruit.png
Greenfruit 30 1 Cooked Vegetables, Foodcube, Gohan
Riceweed.png
Riceweed 13 1 Gohan, Rice Bowl
Strawflour.png
Strawflour 100 4 Bread
Water.png
Water 25 10 Mostly in cooking and watering (farming)
Wheatstraw.png
Wheatstraw 50 4 Strawflour

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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