Lima Bean Respect Day is an annual American holiday celebrating the Lima bean. This legume has an ancient history and was considered one of the staple foods of the Inca culture. It is celebrated on April 20.
The history of Lima Bean Respect Day is unknown. Probably some connoisseur of this type of bean decided to perpetuate it by dedicating a day to it on the calendar.
Researchers say that Lima beans have been grown for thousands of years. They have been eaten for thousands of years by the Andean peoples, mainly the Incas. Beans are an excellent source of vegetable protein, allowing for a quick energy boost, which is why they were favored by the indigenous Mesoamerican tribes.
The lima bean is also often called the moon bean, by its biological name, Phaseolus Lunatus. It was cultivated more than 6,000 years ago and is of native American origin. It was brought to Europe by the colonists.
- Lima beans are the largest representative of the legume crop.
- This type of bean can only be eaten in processed form. Raw beans can lead to poisoning.
- Sufficient consumption of beans in the diet can reduce blood sugar levels, improve gastrointestinal function, saturate the body with potassium and zinc, increase stress resistance due to the content of B vitamins.
How to celebrate
Learn more about the health benefits of lima beans. Order in a cafe or restaurant dishes with this component. You can also cook it yourself by finding interesting recipes on the Internet.
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they like lima beans or prefer another variety?
When Lima Bean Respect Day celebrated in 2023?
Lima Bean Respect Day is observed on April 20 each year.