”Butter bean” is a term that some use for particular types of lima beans; the only difference is in regional terminology. The lima bean is a domesticated legume with the scientific name of Phaseolus lunatus that gets its... More »

Although both lima beans and butter beans come from the same genus, they are actually two different types of beans. The smaller version is known as baby lima beans, while the larger versions of lima beans are what many p... More »

The different type of legumes include all beans and peas, like kidney beans, haricot beans, chickpeas, field peas and even peanuts. Legumes are a certain type of plant that often give off edible beans and peas. More »

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