Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Fights free radicals
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
Inhibits cancer cell growth
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce risk of birth defects
May reduce risk of heart disease
May reduce risk of stroke
Promotes heart health
Reduces risk of colon cancer
Relieves constipation


Serving size: 1/2 cup; Calories: 95; Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 20mg; Carbs: 18g; Fiber:5g;  Sugars: 0g; Protein: 6g; Potassium: 11%; Vitamin A: 3%DV; Vitamin C: 3%DV; Calcium: 3%DV; Iron: 10%DV

Did You Know?

  • Lima pods are believed to be originated in the tropical fertile valleys of Central America as wild cultivars and domesticated by native Mayans and Aztecs and later by Incas as a staple source of protein
  • Fresh as well as dry lima are excellent source of folates
  • Lima beans are rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and plant sterols

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Baked
  • Boiled

Farming Trivia:

  • Lima beans are also called butter beans or chad beans
  • Large, flat lima beans are used in Japan to make a sweet bean paste called "shiro-an"

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.