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.
Lima BeansDiscover 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.
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.
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.