This feature is present in: Renewed, Legacy.

Salt technically is a food item that only grants nutritional value when combined with other items. It can currently be used to make gammon from cooked pork and suspicious meat from rotten flesh. This results in increased nutritional value for rotten flesh, but not for gammon. In both cases the saturation value is significantly increased. It is also used to make cram along with 2 wheat. As an economic commodity, salt is best kept stored in containers or blocks, as you will get a better price selling it as pure substance instead of in processed foods.


Salt drops when mining rock salt. It can also be bought from Southron Mineral Traders. Salt can also be obtained by placing rock salt in a millstone. Finally, it can be obtained by 'smelting' rock salt in a vanilla furnace or alloy forge.



Salt can be used to enrich cooked pork and rotten flesh by placing one salt and one cooked pork or rotten flesh in a vanilla crafting table. It can also be used to make cram on a Dalish crafting table


Blocks of salt can be crafted from 9 salt items on a vanilla crafting table.



One can also use salt to ruin fields, as ancient civilisations did in offensive sieges. Right-clicking a block while holding salt will cause most blocks within a small radius to be 'salted'. Grass and farmland become barren dirt, while jungle grass and mud farmland become mud. Any crops planted on the farmland will be uprooted. Of course, as with all block interactions, salting the earth is prevented by banner protection.

Melting snowEdit

This feature is present in: Renewed only.

Salt can also be used to quickly remove fallen snow. Applying salt to a snow block will melt most of the snow within a three block radius.


Salt can be sold to various traders at a very decent average price of 12 (1coinX2coinI). As it is a rather common resource, this makes salt a handy source of income.

It can be sold to:

As mentioned above, it can also be bought from Southron Mineral Traders at an average price of 18 (1coinX8coinI).

Food of Middle-earth
Ores of Middle-earth

Vanilla: Coal • Gold • Iron
Common: CopperNitreSaltSilverSulfurTin
Gems: AmberAmethystDiamondEmeraldOpalRubySapphireTopaz
Biome-specific: DurnorEdhelvirGlowstoneGulduril
Lapis LazuliMithrilMorgul IronRemains

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