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.



Discover MyPlate: Vegetables

Discover MyPlate includes six Emergent Readers featuring kindergarten-level sight words that help children build literacy skills while learning about the five food groups and MyPlate.

Vegetables includes the sight words: I, have (used in Lessons 1 and 3)
A MyPlate Meal includes the sight words: I, she, he, we, has, have


Butter Beans and Lima Beans (PDF | 21 KB)

University of Florida. Sarasota County Extension.

This fact sheet explores the difference between butter beans and lima beans. It 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.


Nutrition Education

Team Nutrition MyPlate eBooks  USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition
Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet  USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition
 

 

 


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.