Lima Beans

Lima beans are a protein and fiber rich bean with a starchy, potato-like taste and a grainy, yet slightly buttery, texture. They are an ancient bean that have been cultivated in Peru for over 7000 years. The most popular lima beans in the U.S. are the Fordhook, commonly known as the butterbean, and the baby lima bean. The pod of the lima bean is flat, oblong and slightly curved, averaging about three inches in length. The seeds are generally cream or green in color, although certain varieties feature colors such as white, red, purple, brown or black. Lima beans are a very good source of chol..

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