”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 » Food Food Facts

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 » Food Cooking Vegetables

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 » Food Food Facts
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Peanut butter consists of ground, roasted peanuts that are turned into a soft spread, and jam is made by boiling various fruits with sugar and crushing them mildly. The two ingredients are often combined on bread. More » Food Food Facts

An easy recipe for lima beans and ham is the old-fashioned butter beans and ham recipe from It requires lima beans, ham, onions and garlic. Other ingredients include bay leaves, salt and pepper, butter and hot ... More » Food Cooking

Lima bean soup uses leftover ham, lima beans and a combination of other flavors and ingredients. The soup is allowed to simmer for about an hour, until the flavors meld and a delicious comfort food takes shape. More » Food Cooking

Grow lima beans by choosing a sunny site in which to plant them, giving them plenty of room to grow, keeping the soil moist, adding support for vine varieties and composting the soil. You need lima bean seeds, black plas... More »