Butter Beans

Butter beans appear to have been cultivated in two regions. The first, taking place in the Andes around 2000 BC, produced a large-seeded variety (Lima type), while the second, taking place in Mesoamerica around AD 800, produced a small-seeded variety (Sieva type). The term "butter bean" is widely utilized for a large, flat and yellow/white variety of lima bean. In the Southern United States the Sieva type are traditionally called butter beans, also otherwise known as the Dixie or Henderson type. Butter beans are large, creamy-colored beans that have a soft, floury texture when cooked. They ma..

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