This is nutmeg, which grows on trees in the Myristica genus. The main commercially grown species is M. fragrans. Nutmeg is a seed, and the red covering you see is the aril

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    Nutmeg is clearly not of this planet.
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    "Myristica" could not possibly sound more mystical. I’m wondering if the fruits are edible?
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    Nature is weird.
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    so thats what all those girls snorted in middle school…
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