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Lima del Papa Beans

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$18.50 2.2lb (1kg)
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Lima del Papa Beans

Lima del Papa beans have been known since the 16th century when it was discovered by European researchers in Lima (Peru). They are distinguished by their appearance, size, and taste of beans. They are large, purple and beige in color with a dense, meaty texture. Lima del Papa beans are characterized by their exceptional taste and impressive size of round, flattened seeds on the sides of a specific shape. Because of this kind and sickle-shaped bean, it got another name - “moon-shaped beans”. They can be quickly boiled, unpretentious to growing conditions.

Taste and appearance of Lima del Papa beans

Cooked Lima del Papa beans taste mild and tend to be floury. They, however, retain their shape even after being cooked. They are therefore well suited for salads, stews, and soups. The bean kernels are quite large, so the cooking time after soaking can still be 2 to 2.5 hours. The taste of theLima del Papa beans is rather subtle so that they can be used for different purposes: They fit in classic stews as well as in curries, pasta, potato salads, and other fresh ingredients. They are also popular as a tasty accompaniment to meat or fish. Lima del Papa beans harmonize particularly well with lemon juice and peel, garlic and various herbs.

Lima del Papa beans are genetically related to the green garden bean. The size of the seeds can vary from 1 to 3 cm. The shape is oval to round. Another difference is the color of the seeds. Some Lima del Papa beans may have a predominantly white color.

Health facts of Lima del Papa beans

Lima del Papa beans are healthy and versatile. They have a high protein content and are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Due to their high protein-fiber content, make you pleasantly full and are thus a good alternative to satiating side dishes such as rice and potatoes. Lima del Papa beans are also a possible source of protein for vegetarians.

The chemical composition of Lima del Papa beans is characterized by an increased content of carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, vitamins (B3, B5, B9, E, K), minerals (iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, selenium, phosphorus, zinc).

Storage of Lima del Papa beans

Dried Lima del Papa beans should be stored in a cool, dark place away from sources of moisture and heat in an airtight plastic or glass container. If these conditions are met, the storage period can be extended to 6 months. Seeds purchased at different times should not be mixed. When cooked, Lima del Papa beans should be stored in a refrigerator in a closed container and eaten for one day.

You can tell if Lima del Papa beans have exceeded their shelf life at the latest when they are cooked. The pulses will then no longer become soft, even if cooked for a long time. You can simply check the best before date (BBD) indicated on the packaging.

How to cook and serve Lima del Papa beans

Lima del Papa beans are eaten cooked (boiled or stewed). The cooking process is preceded by soaking for at least 5-6 hours, which reduces the duration of heat treatment, and at the same time preserves the original nutritional value of this grain legume crop. Thanks to its excellent taste and excellent compatibility with other foodstuffs, Lima del Papa beans have found a very wide application in cooking. Many first and second hot dishes of vegetables, meat, fish and seafood are prepared with and from it, ranging from vegetable stew to soups and sauces, as well as salads and cold snacks.

Lima del Papa beans are well suited for stews and soups due to their consistency. Feel free to experiment. Lima beans are unobtrusive in taste and therefore fit into classic stews as well as curries. Lima beans also enrich salads.

What's the best combination

The combination possibilities are almost unlimited here as well. For example, combine lima beans with leaf salads and other fresh ingredients to make a fresh summer salad or add lima beans to potato and pasta salads as a special touch.Lima del Papa beans are perfectly combined with most spices, rice, semolina, corn, peas, carrots, broccoli, chili peppers, onions, tomatoes, lamb, poultry, beef, and seafood.Lima beans are also a delicious accompaniment to fish and meat. With spices such as garlic, lemon juice or herbs, you can vary Lima del Papa beans to suit your taste.

How do you prepare Lima del Papa beans?

Lima del Papa beans can be served as an alternative to fish and meat dishes. Also instead of rice or potatoes, Lima del Papa beans can also be taken for lunch. They are also suitable for soups, salads, stews and bean dishes.

Here's how to prepare Lima del Papa beans:

  1. Place a cup of Lima del Papa beans with 4 cups of water in a bowl and leave to soak overnight (12 hours).
  2. Drain the Lima del Papa beans and place them in a saucepan with 2 to 3 cups of water.

  3. Bring to the boil, then turn the temperature down and simmer for an hour.

  4. Lima del Papa beans are now ready to prepare a stew of your choice.

Lima del Papa beans are large purple and beige beans with a wonderful chestnut flavor and a dense, meaty texture. Thought they are the Pope’s beans, they are originally from Peru.

Suggestion: Has a rich chestnut flavor with a buttery texture and is great in stews, chilies and casseroles.

2.2 pound (1 kilogram)

Ingredients: Lima beans, raw

Packaging: Plastic Wrap

Flavor: Chestnut
Color: Purplish and beige

Product of Italy


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