Okay, like I mentioned before, there are 2 common varieties of lima beans. One is the Baby Lima and the other is the Fordhook Lima. The baby limas are smaller, light green in color, and they don't have a very strong flavor. The Fordhook limas (what many of us call Butter Beans) are similar to white beans in color, much larger, and have a more flavorful, stronger taste than the little green baby lima beans. This doesn't mean the baby limas are really baby butter beans, as they are 2 totally different beans!
The first image on this post shows the Butter Beans (Fordhook) and the second image shows the baby limas (click to enlarge). See, it's as simple as that! Why some people confuse the two and write about them online in an incorrect fashion while proclaiming to be a bean expert or something, sure 'beans' the heck out of me... Ha-ha!
Image Credit: Bing Image Search using the 'free to use & share' function...
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