While burnt meat returns some calories, it is still one of the worst sources of calories in RUST.
There are burnt meats for the following:
- Burnt Bear Meat
- Burnt Chicken
- Burnt Deer Meat
- Burnt Horse Meat
- Burnt Human Meat
- Burnt Pork
- Burnt Wolf Meat
You won’t suffer any detriments for eating Burnt Chicken, but you will receive less than a third of the caloric intake of properly cooked meat.
While eating burnt chicken does restore a small portion of health, it does have its detriments. Burnt meats in general will cause your calorie count to increase but may cause your overall hunger and thirst to decrease if your health is not at 100%. This may seem counterintuitive to the in-game stats of the item, which say that the meat will provide calories. This is because your character uses these stats to restore your health.
The fishing trap will catch better fish with more calories in it. However, the Composter treats all burnt meats equally. So smaller pieces of charred flesh might find more value in the compost. If you’re new to composting, check out our guide on using the RUST Composter.