Green Baby Lima Bean

Green Baby Lima Bean

Preparation and comments

Coming from the high plateaux of Peru and named for its capital, Lima, this bean is very popular in the Americas both in its natural state and dried. The baby variety is much loved in Japan for making desserts from bean paste known as “an”. Bolivia: Chairo (lima bean soup with quinoa); North America: Succotash (lima beans with sweetcorn). Bolivia: Chairo (soup of lima beans with quinoa); North America: Succotash (lima beans with sweetcorn).

Appearance

Medium-sized and very flat with a greenish-white colour.

Flavour

Buttery flavour and creamy texture.