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.



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.


Kentucky Lima Beans (PDF | 100 KB)

Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

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


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.


Lima Beans Fact Sheet (PDF | 430 KB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

This fact sheet provides growing information, food safety tips, nutrient information, mealtime ideas, fun facts, and ways to involve children in preparation. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.


Vegetable Posters (PDF | 6.13 MB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Each of these 18 colorful posters features a different vegetable with simple facts for preschoolers. Page 12 contains a Lima Beans poster. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.