I really am obsessed with the limas right now. I've been eating them once or twice a day, every day for at least two weeks. And whew, that's alot of fiber, people.
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What's there to love? What's in a lima bean? According to The World's Healthiest Foods, not only are they chock-full of heart-healthy fiber, they are also a good source of magnesium and folate which can reduce your chances of heart attack. Natures-health-foods.com says they also contain the mineral molybdenum that can help if you are senstive to sulfites. Sulfites are preservatives common in salad bars and deli foods. And I was surprised to read that one cup of pretty little lima beans contains 24.9% of your daily value of iron.
So they're good for you and they're yummy. What's not to love? Have you had lima beans recently? What's your favorite way to prepare them?