Food ration

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Name food ration
Base price 45 zm
Nutrition 800
Turns to eat 5
Weight 20
Conduct vegan

A food ration is the most basic comestible in NetHack. Samurai know them as gunyoki. They provide 800 nutrition when eaten, which is more than enough for most states of hunger. They are also suitable for vegans. Food rations may be thrown at cats or dogs to tame them.

Cursed food rations are always rotten when eaten. Uncursed food rations older than 30 turns and blessed food rations older than 50 turns have a 17 chance of being rotten when eaten.

Generation

Many roles start out with a number of these:

Strategy

A lembas wafer provides the same nutrition as a food ration, but is much lighter; as of 3.6.1, it may even provide more nutrition or sometimes less, depending on if you are playing an elven or orcish character.

Origin

"Gunyoki" might not be a Japanese word in real life. [1]

Encyclopedia entry

Food ration

The little girl stood on tip-toe and picked one of the nicest
and biggest lunch-boxes, and then she sat down upon the ground
and eagerly opened it. Inside she found, nicely wrapped in
white papers, a ham sandwich, a piece of sponge-cake, a pickle,
a slice of new cheese and an apple. Each thing had a separate
stem, and so had to be picked off the side of the box; but
Dorothy found them all to be delicious, and she ate every bit
of luncheon in the box before she had finished.
        [ Ozma of Oz, by L. Frank Baum ]

Gunyoki

The samurai's last meal before battle. It was usually made
up of cooked chestnuts, dried seaweed, and sake.

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