Lima Beans are named after Lima, Peru where they have been cultivated and grown since 6000 BC. Columbus brought Lima Beans back to Europe after his American voyage and they were spread through out Europe and Asia, eventually Africa and brought to American in the 19th century.

They are EXTREMELY healthy for you.  They are rich in fiber, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese. They are also low in fat and contain protease inhibitors that stall the development of cancerous cells (although they are very bad for estrogen based cancers). They lower cholesterol, maintain blood sugar levels, and detoxify sulfates.  They’re high in fiber, and lower your risk of heart attack and heart disease.

I soaked my Lima Beans and snacked on them raw, they’re a little crunchy and have a great flavour.  And so good for you, I prepared the rest with zucchini, tomato, and onion.  So delicious!