what is difference in butter beans and lima beans?

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Butter beans are bigger and have a slight buttery taste.

    Lima beans are the smaller of the two, they have a fresher / 'greener' taste.

  • Rick
    Lv 5
    10 months ago

    These sorts of things vary regionally but where I grew up although lima beans and butter beans were the same bean lima beans were green and immature beans while butter beans were fully mature and white to tan in color.

  • J.S.
    Lv 4
    10 months ago

    No difference.  They are the same 

  • 10 months ago

    None, lima beans are often called butter beans, 

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  • 10 months ago

    No difference just alternative names for the same type of bean

  • 10 months ago

    The difference is butter and lima

  • Mintee
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    nothing.. same thing, just different name

  • 10 months ago

    Not a heck of a lot. Butter beans are small lima beans.

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