Yes (Full stack of 64)
2 Full Hunger
Apples are food items which fills 4 units of hunger in Minecraft.
There are five sources of apples (only 4 are literal sources):
- Oak leaves have a 0.5% (1/200) chance of dropping an apple.
- Chests in strongholds, villages.
- The bonus chest.
- Trading with villagers.
- Killing Notch in multiplayer will drop an apple in addition to his inventory.
(Note the reason above is highly unlikely as Notch is hard to find.)
- Apples are a renewable resource and can be harvested alongside wood.
- While the player is harvesting wood, they receive apples with next to no added effort.
- Apples are needed to craft golden apples, which are extremely beneficial food items.
- Apples can be a good source of food when a player first starts in a new world, as it doesn't consume time planting seeds or killing mobs.
- Apples only restore four hunger.
- Players will become hungry again quickly compared to eating bread or meat due to a low saturation value.
- Apples take more effort to farm than other foods, and should generally be considered a by-product of wood harvesting.
- Apples can be an unreliable food source, as even large trees may occasionally drop no apples.
- Also, farming apples as food requires chopping the wood, then waiting for the leaves to decay on their own: On average, breaking 200 leaf blocks will use 5 food units, to produce one apple that only gives 4 units when eaten.