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Beans, Lima

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About This Food

Description

Named for Lima, Peru, the lima bean was found as early as 1500.

Two varieties of lima exist — the Fordhook and the baby lima. The Fordhook is larger and plumper than the baby lima, with a fuller flavor.  In the South, dried limas are often called butter beans. When limas are mottled with purple they're called calico or speckled butter beans.

Lima beans are a low glycemic food that's high in protein, fiber, folate, copper and magnesium.

Glycemic Index=32
Glycemic Load= 10


Selecting & Storing

Fresh limas are available from June to September and are usually sold in their pods.Choose fresh lima beans with crisp, green pods and store in the crisper of the refrigerator for up to a week.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Fiber
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • Folate
  • Copper
  • Manganese
Good Source of
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • VitaminB6
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Grains
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s)lima bns

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Calories: 190

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.41 g
Saturated Fat
0.09 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.04 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.18 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
55 g
ALA
55 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
35.93 g
Net Carbohydrate
24.36 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
11.57 g
Protein
11.88 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.22 mg
11%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
120.5 mcg
30%
Niacin
0.63 mg
3%
Riboflavin
0.08 mg
5%
Thiamin
0.13 mg
9%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
50.61 mg
5%
Copper
0.43 mg
22%
Iron
4.36 mg
24%
Magnesium
93.99 mg
23%
Manganese
0.87 mg
44%
Phosphorous
178.34 mg
18%
Potassium
530.2 mg
15%
Selenium
10.85 mcg
16%
Sodium
809.76 mg
34%
Zinc
1.57 mg
10%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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