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Lima Beans Know Your Fruits and Veggies

Molasses Lovers Baked Lima Beans

Lima beans are good for more than succotash. These legumes are high in fiber, thiamin (vitamin B1), and vitamin B6. Other nutrients include manganese, iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Studies showed that lima bean consumption can help regulate insulin levels. Scientists also found high folate levels in the beans can help deter cancer production.
I enjoy baby beans as is in a side dish. Mature beans make great baked beans.
You can purchase beans, frozen, dried canned or fresh. To me each have their own special uses.
Dried beans work great in soups and as baked beans. Frozen or fresh taste best as is or with other vegetables.

Here are more ways to enjoy Lima beans!

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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
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