Butter/Lima bean

Phaseolus lunatus

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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Butter/lima beans

These large creamy-white or pale green beans are available in two sizes, one slightly larger than the other. They have a soft, floury texture and a smooth flavour. Available fresh, dried, canned and frozen they are delicious in salads, pâtés and soups.
  • Low-fat. High in fibre, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, niacin and vitamin B1.