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Bean, Lima, Baby



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Cream-colored, flat and kidney-shaped, limas have a creamy texture and buttery flavor. Also known as butter beans, lima beans are named after the city of Lima, Peru, and are an ancient legume thought to be cultivated in North America in the 1300s.

Lima beans are a very good source of fiber and an excellent source of trace minerals, especially molybdenum and manganese. When combined with whole grains, such as rice, lima beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein.

The heartiness of lima beans make them a great soup bean, especially when added to a soup that features root vegetables such as carrots, turnips, beets, and/or rutabagas. Or mix puréed lima beans with chopped garlic and your favorite fresh herbs; use this spread as a sandwich filling or a dip for crudité.

For a twist on the traditional Native American dish succotash, make lima bean burritos. Fill corn tortillas with lima beans and corn kernels, and then top with chopped tomatoes, avocado and scallions. Or blend cooked lima beans and sweet potatoes together and serve accompanied by your favorite grain and fresh vegetable.

To cook, soak beans overnight, rinse, add fresh water and bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer and cook until soft.



Storage Info

Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container

Shelf Life

Best if used within 2 years of Julian date


Organic Baby Lima Beans



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