Did you know that lima beans are low in fat and contain protease inhibitors that stall the development of cancerous cells? They are filled with nutritious fiber, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.
Humans have been cultivating lima beans since 6000 BC. Today, people use them in recipes for soups, spreads, casseroles, and salads.
In Japan, green baby lima beans are an important ingredient in bean paste, which is a popular dessert. Succotash, a dish usually found in the southern region of the United States, combines lima beans, corn and chili peppers.
Ways to celebrate Lima Bean Respect Day
Donate lima beans to the FRFB or your local food pantry.
Share you favorite recipe involving lima beans with us
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