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Butter beans (or Lima beans) have a velvety texture and rich buttery flavor. They are great baked or braised with herbs and spices, and in soups, stews, succotash, and casseroles.
Like most other beans butter beans make nutrient dense food. Like other beans, the butter bean is high in dietary fiber. Fiber is beneficial in lowering cholesterol levels, and also in regulating blood sugar levels. The beans also contain insoluble fiber, which is helpful in preventing digestive disorders. Dried beans contain nearly double the folate that canned beans contain, so it is better to cook them from their dried form!


SKU: 10603
INGREDIENTS: Butter beans 100%
ALLERGENS: No known allergens.
Packed on premises that handles nuts (including peanuts), sesame, products containing dairy, soya and products containing gluten.
STORAGE: Cool, dry place away from direct sunlight


Per 100g
Energy (kcal) 294
Protein (g) 19
Fat (g) 1.7
incl. saturates (g) 0.4
Carbs (g) 49
incl. sugars (g) 3.4
Fibre (g) 4.1
Salt (g) 0


Large and attractive , butter beans keep their shape perfectly during cooking and are good for many dishes.
Butter beans are ideal in soups, casseroles, and in vegetable side dishes.
To shorten the cooking time and facilitate the digestion of the beans, they must be soaked. To do this, boil the beans for 2 minutes, remove them from the heat, cover the pan with a lid and leave for 2 hours. Alternatively, cover beans with water and refrigerate for 6-8 hours. Before cooking, regardless of the chosen soaking method, drain and rinse the beans under running water.
Then, cook butter beans on the stove in water or broth, brought to a boil, reduced heat, almost completely covering the pan with a lid.
Important: when boiling butter beans, a lot of foam is formed. Remove it more often and do not use a pressure cooker for cooking.
Butter beans are usually cooked in 45 minutes.
Tip: Regardless of the preparation method, do not add salt or seasonings with a strong, dominant sour taste, such as lemon juice, during cooking. The beans will become tougher and this will increase the cooking time. It is better to add such ingredients at the very end of cooking.