Jumbo-sized and colorful heirloom lima bean.
- Often referred to as one of the speckled butter beans types.
- This bean variety dates back to the 1840's.
- These are whole, dry, Christmas lima beans.
- Each Christmas lima bean measures 3/4 to 1 inch long dry, cooks to a larger size, and features big splashes of maroon streaking across a cream-colored background.
- Flavor: Chestnut-like.
- Nutrition summary: Excellent source of fiber and a good source of iron.
- GMO free. Gluten free.
- Certified Kosher by Blue Ribbon Kosher. See the North Bay Kosher List.
- Not for sprouting.
Common uses: These limas add character to bean and other soups, and are often served with rice, pork chops, ribs, and beef.
A popular gift item: Use our multiple-address and gifts-messaging features to send these unique heirloom beans to friends and family.
I haven't tried these beans yet, but they look fabulous and are really well packaged. Shipping is super fast and the price is great. Look forward to cooking this weekend!
(Posted on 11/21/12)
These x-mas lima beans are gorgeous before cooking and after, and so tasty! They have a lightly sweet, chestnutty flavor. I am in love!
(Posted on 11/3/12)
We purchased a small amount of these beans to try and the whole family loved them. They taste nothing like the traditional lima beans. The kids ate them without question.
(Posted on 9/13/11)
ive ate these christmas lima beans since i was a kid [ im 50 ] they r really hard to find so thankyou so much. i fixed them 4 my dad this wk and he LOVED them it just brings back alot of childhood memories
(Posted on 3/28/11)
I have used 2 packages of these Christmas Lima beans and given some away to share. Today I cooked (after soaked all night) in fresh water covering lima beans by about 2 inches. Added 1 tsp. granulated chicken soup stock, 2 carrots and 2 stalks celery. Simmered until firm but done.... about 2 hours. Removed celery and carrots. Added 1 tsp Summer Savory and simmered a little while longer to meld flavors. Also 1/2 tsp salt at end of cooking. Fantastic!
(Posted on 1/31/11)
Now I understand why these beautiful lima beans have been so treasured for many generations. The robust flavor is nothing like the traditional lima bean taste (which I have always avoided eating). These colorful beauties impart not only a rich and hearty flavor to any soup or stew, but they also provide ample protein and fiber, as well. These beans will be a mainstay item in my pantry, for many years to come.
(Posted on 10/15/10)
Just cooked up a pot, they are large Christmas lima beans with a wonderful flavor, slightly nutty tasting.
(Posted on 12/18/09)
Beautiful beans with a smooth buttery texture. Very flavorful and a fun visual in any dish.
(Posted on 12/16/09)
Christmas Lima Beans
Easy to Prepare — a little makes a lot
- First, sort beans for any foreign matter and then rinse. Some cooks like to do a preliminary soak by soaking beans in water overnight or for at least 8 hours.
- After optional soaking drain and rinse beans.
- Next, place beans in a pot, cover with sufficient water, and bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, adding water as needed. Simmer time will vary depending on soak time and size of bean.
- Alternatively, some cooks prefer to use crock pot techniques.
- Note: As with any supply of dry natural beans, this product may contain small pebbles, so please remember to sort your beans first.
Yield — 1 cup of dry Christmas limas weighs about 1/2 lb and makes about 3 cups of cooked beans.
Storage — Best if used within 24 months. Store tightly sealed in a dry location away from sunlight.
Serv.Size 1/4 cup dry
Fat Cal. 0
*Percent Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.
|Total Fat 0g||0%||Total Carb. 30g||10%|
|Sat. Fat 0g||0%||Fiber 9g||36%|
|Trans. Fat 0g||Sugars 4g|
|Cholest. 0mg||0%||Protein 10g|
|Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 4% • Iron 15%|