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Alien Food is an alien artifact in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game Description[]

This...slurry...of varying genetic material has a considerable nutrient content, and could be used to provide sustenance to the aliens. Unfortunately, this mixture also contains several key markers indicating the presence of human DNA. It is also very high in calories, salt and saturated fats.

Gray Market description


Alien Food can be recovered following the successful completion of missions involving Supply Barges, and at the Alien Base during the assault mission.

Gray Market Value[]



This artifact is not required for any manufacturing, research, or Foundry projects, and can be sold freely.



  • In the original UFO: Enemy Unknown (1994), Alien Food is found in cylindrical chambers that are filled with digestive enzymes and contain the remains of humans, cattle, and other animals. Once liquefied, the predigested food is injected directly into the alien's bloodstream.
  • If the part about being partially human DNA is true, this is possibly a homage to War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, in which Martians feed upon the blood of humans.