Lima Beans (Butter Beans)
Baby lima beans, also known as “butter beans” because of their buttery texture, have a delicate flavor that complements a wide variety of dishes including salads, soups and casseroles. We recommend eating them on their own with a little olive oil, sea salt, pepper and fresh oregano or basil. Great for a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Health Benefits of Lima Beans
These beans are packed for of beneficial dietary fibre, which has an important role in managing healthy cholesterol levels as well as proper sugar balance. Baby lima beans are a great source of folate, copper, manganese and phosphorus and also contain iron, magnesium, B1 and B6.
Cooking Baby Lima Beans
As with all legumes, Lima beans are best soaked in the fridge overnight. To cook add 1 cup of beans to 2 cups of water, bring to the boil for a few minutes then reduce to a simmer for about 1 hour or until soft. Due to their subtle flavour and soft texture they are great served simply as a side dish. For a quick and healthy dip or spread, blend cooked baby lima beans with garlic, olive oil and your favourite herbs and spices. This high protein and nutrition dense spread can be used in wraps or served on salad, roast veggies, tempeh, tofu or simply spread on toast.
Country of Origin
Product of USA
Lima beans are a great source of iron, vitamin C, manganese and potassium. Potassium is an important alkalising mineral and is crucial in muscular contraction, especially of the heart and digestive tract.
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|Nutritional Information – Lima Beans|
|Per 1/2 cup (130g)|
|Fat, Total (g)||1.0|
|– Fat, Saturated (g)||0.0|
|Carbohydrate, Total (g)||17.0|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||4.0|
*All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only. Affordable Wholefoods is not liable for any discrepancy.
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How to cook Lima beans: Soak overnight and drain water. Place in a fresh pot of cold water and cook on the stove simmering for one to two hours until tender. Avoid overcooking unless you are making a dip.
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