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I've had an Araucaria tree in my garden for more than 30 years. Today a fruit fell off the tree. It looks just like this one:

Araucaria fruit

I want to know if it is toxic?

Can I eat it? If so, how?

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    $\begingroup$ A very simple Google search should have told you that the seeds are edible. $\endgroup$ – MattDMo Jun 18 '15 at 17:32
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Araucaria araucana is an evergreen. The pictured "fruit" is actually more of a cone (which I don't think you'd want to eat). However, the seeds are edible, and look like this:

Araucaria seeds

Let the cone dry and it should open up.

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