Use fresh or dried lima beans based on whether the recipe calls for fresh or dried favas. For instance, if the recipe calls for dried fava beans, use dried lima beans. The cooking time will be the same for lima beans as for the fava beans. Replace equal amounts of lima beans for the fava beans in your recipe.
Is fava bean good for you?
Fava beans are dense with nutrition. Also known as broad beans, fava beans have no saturated fat or cholesterol and contain a high concentration of thiamin, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc and magnesium. They are also an inexpensive source of lean protein.
Are fava beans the same as lima beans?
The Lima Bean originated in South America, believed Guatemala, and the Family name is: Phaseolus lunatus. The Broad Bean or Fava Bean originated in Northern Africa, it's family name is: Vicia faba. Both Lima and Fava Beans are Legumes and the Genus is Fabaceae. They do not taste the same.