Lima Beans

Photograph of assorted dried beans.

Though Lima beans are fresh in summer, they are most commonly found dried, canned or frozen, all year long. Lima beans are also known as "Butter Beans" in many parts of the country.



Lima Bean Recipes

USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.

Recipes containing lima beans from the SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder database.


Watch Your Garden Grow: Beans

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on beans including varieties, selection, storage and nutritional information and preparation techniques. Also contains information on home preservation and recipes.


Kentucky Lima Beans (PDF | 100 KB)

Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

Fact sheet includes information about selection, storage, preparation and a recipe.


Butter Beans and Lima Beans (PDF | 21 KB)

University of Florida. Sarasota County Extension.

This fact sheet explores into the difference between butter beans and lima beans. Also provides nutritional information and recipes.