Lima or Butterbean? - Knowledgebase Question

Millersburg, OH
Question by hersh337
December 6, 1999
What is the difference between lima beans and butter beans?


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Answer from NGA
December 6, 1999

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Butterbeans are a type of soybean and are wonderful when cooked and eaten fresh; they can also be frozen. They grow better in cooler regions than limas do and also have a higher yield. Limas are often grown for dried storage although they can also be delicious fresh; these beans require a long hot summer to grow well.

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