Lima - Beans 1kg
|A dried bean also known as Butter Beans in the Southern parts of the USA.|
Soak for about 10 hours in fresh water at 4 degree C, drain and rinse well. Cook on a low heat for about 45 minutes. Great in soups, casseroles and stews and with corn. Mixes well with carrot, lamb, poultry and seafood.
It can be combined with chilli peppers and onions.
Raw Lima beans contain toxic linamarin which turns into cyanide when consumed. One handful of raw beans can make a person violently ill.
Cooked, they are good for cholesterol-lowering, can help in diabetes and may reduce the risk of breast cancer. Its fibres aid digestion, and it is a source of iron, magnesium and protein.
Originally exported by the Spanish from the port of "Lima" in Peru and that is how they got their name. Bags were marked "Lima Beans" They have been cultivated in Peru and Guatemala, for more than 7000 years.
Lima beans began showing up in ancient literature in the 16th century .
They are also called "butter beans" because of their buttery texture.
Country of Origin!
Our Lima Beans come from the USA!