Organic Butter Beans (Lima Beans)

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Description

Organic Butter Beans have a soft creamy texture and go well in salads.

Organic Butter Beans (also known as Lima Beans) are large soft beans which go well in a whole host of recipes.  They come from curved pods about 3 inches long and have been cultivated in Peru for over 7000 years.  Their soft, floury texture makes them a great addition to stews, bean chilli and soups.

Organic butter beans can be added to recipes to provide additional protein, fibre and essential nutrients.  They are a source of folate which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue – particularly important for those with hectic schedules.

Just one 70g serving of cooked butter beans is a source of Folate, Potassium and Manganese.

Due to their nutritional content butter beans make a filling addition to a meal and help to stave hunger cravings.  The size and texture of butter beans makes them a lovely addition to bean or rice salads.

Origin: China

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Organic Butter Beans (Lima Beans) cooked are a source of Folate, Potassium and Manganese (per 70g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked Butter Beans: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(70g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 481kj/115kcal 337kj/81kcal 4.02%
Fat 0.4g 0.28g 0.40%
of which saturates 0.1g 0.07g 0.35%
Carbohydrate 20.9g 14.63g 5.62%
of which sugars 2.9g 2.03g 2.25%
Fibre 7g 4.90g
Protein 7.8g 5.46g 10.92%
Salt 2.0mg 1.40mg 0.05%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(70g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Folate 83mcg 58.10mcg 29.05%
Potassium 508mg 355.60mg 17.78%
Manganese 0.5mg 0.35mg 17.50%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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Cooking Instructions:

  1. Soak for 8-12 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse.
  3. Boil for 10 minutes and then simmer for 1 hour.
  4. They should be soft when ready.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. We love butter beans as they have a wonderfully soft texture.  This makes them a great choice for bean hummus – simply blend the cooked beans with roasted garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.
  2. Butter beans are a great addition to cold salads and are lovely with vinaigrette.