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Fresh Lima Bean

This is the fresh version of the more commonly found Dried Lima Bean that takes less time to cook and no need to soak. Remove from the pod and simmer for a salad, soup, stew, vegetable side dish, or Succotash. There are many types of fresh shelling beans and the best substitutes for fresh lima bean would be Fresh Christmas Lima Bean and Fresh Cranberry Bean.

Alternative Names

Fresh Butter Bean, Fresh Calico Bean, Fresh Madagascar Bean, Fresh Rangoon Bean

Category

Fresh Legume

Origin

Peru

Flavor

Earthy, Nutty

Texture

Firm

Prep Methods

Dry/Dehydrate, Mash/Purée, Shuck

Cooking Method

Blanch, Steam

Uses

see categorized dishes

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