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Sufferin’ Succotash

Lima beans have been a part of our diet for a few years now, about 4,000 years actually, so it is no surprise to see this wonderful legume popping up more and more these days, especially with the recent emphasis on low-fat and gluten-free foods.

It is always interesting to note how trade, commerce and imperialism have influenced the diets of peoples around the world, and Lima beans are no exception. This stalwart little bean was a staple of the people of South America for eons, domesticated by the Andeans long before they were cultivated for use in Europe and North America. Continue »