1 cup boiled= 216 Calories
Lima beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other legumes. In addition to lowering cholesterol, lima beans’ high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. When combined with whole grains such as rice, lima beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein. You may already be familiar with their fiber and protein, but this is far from all lima beans have to offer.
PROTEIN: 14.7 grams in every cup, a great meatless source of protein.
FIBER: The soluble type and plenty of it.
IRON: A great source of iron from a fat-free source.
MANGANESE: Plenty of this antioxidant.