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Fresh Lima Beans
Baby Limas or Fordhook Limas are available all year round with a peak crop from June to September. Source in the US are New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Ohio and California.
Choose clean, well filled, fresh dark-green pods. Usually shipped unshelled. Some markets shell and sell by weight as a service feature.
2 pounds in pods = about 2 ½ cups shelled
Shell when ready to cook. Store in the refrigerator unshelled, in a moisture proof container.
Refrigerator shelf, in pod, raw: 3 to 5 days
Refrigerator shelf, cooked and covered: 1 to 4 days
Refrigerator freezer, prepare for freezing: 1 month
Deep freezer, prepared for freezing: 10 months
Nutritive Food Values
Higher in protein than most vegetables, fair amounts of Vitamin C and A.
3 ½ ounces raw = 123 calories
1 cup, cook and drained = 190 calories
Cut thing strips from the inner edge of the pods with scissors or snap the pods open with your fingers. Remove beans.
Cook in a small amount of salted boiling water for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender. Drain, add seasonings and butter, and serve.
Lima beans are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.
|British (UK) term:||Lima beans|
|en français:||haricot de Lima|
|en español:||la haba|
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|Usda nutrition data||over 6 years ago|
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