RARE Burmese Lima Beans – World’s Healthiest Food! – 6 Seeds


RARE Burmese Lima Beans – World’s Healthiest Food! – 6 Seeds
I have got very limited number of seeds. So don’t miss out!
Lima bean is also called “butter beans” because of their starchy yet buttery texture. They have a delicate flavor that complements a wide variety of dishes and are an excellent source of dietary fibre, and a virtually fat-free source of high quality protein. They contain both soluble fibre, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and lowers cholesterol, and insoluble fibre.
It’s very very hard to find fresh lima beans are often difficult to find throughout the year. The only options are dried and canned lima beans from the super market. So grow your own!
Lima bean is flat, and slightly curved like hyacinth bean and they grow about four inches in length. Seeds look like flat kidney-shaped and generally cream or green in color. They have a high nutritional value and often called the World’s Healthiest Foods!
They are very easy to grow & easy to maintain. The photo you are viewing is a snapshot of the vine.
Best time to sow seeds after frost. Seeds need min 15°C to germinate. Soak the seeds in water for a few hours before planting and sow them in a sunny, well-drained position. Germinate in 3 weeks. Sow them between 15-20mm deep, 3-6 inches apart and 18-36 inches between rows. Enjoy your harvest in 75 days. This is a vine variety so they need some support for their vigorous produce.
Nutritional value
Blood sugar
The high fiber content in Lima beans prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after eating them. This is due to the presence of large amounts of absorption-slowing compounds in the beans, and their high soluble fiber content. Soluble fiber absorbs water in the stomach forming a gel that slows down the absorption of the bean’s carbohydrates. They can therefore help balance blood sugar levels while providing steady, slow-burning energy, which makes them a good choice for people with diabetes suffering with insulin resistance.
Soluble fiber binds with the bile acids that form cholesterol and, because it is not absorbed by the intestines, it exits the body taking the bile acids with it. As a result, the cholesterol level is lowered. They may therefore help to prevent heart disease, and may reduce the medical dosage required to combat cholesterol in the form of natural food.
Lima beans also provide folate and magnesium. Folate lowers levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that is an intermediate product in an important metabolic process called the methylation cycle. Elevated blood levels of homocysteine are an independent risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.
The magnesium content of lima beans is a calcium channel blocker. When enough magnesium is present veins and arteries relax, which reduces resistance and improves the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
Other minerals
Apart from providing slow-burning complex carbohydrates, lima beans can increase energy levels by helping to restore more iron. For menstruating women, who are more at risk of iron deficiency, lima beans can provide iron, an integral component of hemoglobin – hemoglobin transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism.
Lima beans are a very good source of the trace mineral manganese, and help enzymes important for energy production and antioxidant defense. Lima beans also contain the trace mineral molybdenum, an integral component of the valuable enzyme sulfite oxidase; sulfite oxidase detoxifies sulfites found as food preservatives.
Lima beans are not to be eaten raw.
Due to quarantine restrictions, seeds can’t be sent to Tasmania.