Christmas Lima Soup Bean
$12.50 – $80.00
This bean is nothing like the lima beans your mother made you eat. Originally from Peru, it’s called the “Christmas” Lima because it’s often used in traditional holiday stews in Italy. These beans retain their distinctive burgundy markings even after cooking. Legend has it that each year the Pope enjoys these beans at Christmas time. With their delicious, chestnut-like flavor and baked potato-like texture, Christmas Limas are big and bold in any recipe. Make a hearty soup with them, or enjoy them simply prepared with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of your favorite dry cheese. Christmas Limas are a good source of iron, and their high fiber content helps support healthy blood sugar levels. Christmas Limas also contain the trace mineral manganese, giving them powerful antioxidant properties.