Sometimes called butter beans, Dixie beans, Hendersons or chads, lima beans grow in many colors around the world. However, we usually find them light green, if fresh or frozen – beige to white when dried. These delicate, starchy, buttery-tasting beans originated in Peru about 6000 BCE and were named for its capital city.
Lima beans are rich in vitmin B, molybdenum, tryptophan, manganese, folate, protein, potassium, iron and copper. Some findings indicate their molybdenum aids in detoxifying sulfites. Continue reading