Food items are consumables that recover health over time. They can be equipped and then used from a hotbar slot. Food can either be found as drops, ordered in a bar or purchased through your ship's replicator for 20 energy credits. The replicator can be accessed only when on board your ship in open space, through the Inventory interface via small button in the bottom right corner. Food restores +56%, +64% or +72% of your hitpoints over 3.5 seconds. These foods are also used in breed tribbles to produce rare and uncommon tribbles.