Some people refer to them as immature lima beans, however here at Gourmosa we call them butter beans – and you’ll find them in our tasty Three Bean Chaat. Rich in protein, B vitamins, iron and fiber, butter beans are a great source of nutrition.
A large chunk of our diet is made up of carbohydrates, such as potatoes, bread and pasta, which help to boost your energy levels. However, a great, healthy source of carbohydrates are butter beans. 1/2 cup of butter beans has around 17g of carbohydrates and 4g of fiber. As often as possible, you should try to opt for healthier carbohydrates such as these in order to maintain a healthy diet.
Low in calories
We live in a world that is obsessed with calories, with every fad diet telling you to count them, cut them and, usually, to try and consume as little of them as possible. However, with butter beans, you don’t have to worry about that. They contain just 77 calories per 100g, which means you can consume them on a regular basis without feeling guilty.
A protein punch with little fat
Our beloved butter beans are a fantastic source of protein, which may be of particular interest to those fitness fanatics who need to heal up after an intense gym session. Butter beans are a low-fat source of protein in comparison to fatty meats, and they double as a great source of nutrition for vegetarians, too. 1/2-cup serving of butter beans contains 5g of protein and 1g of fat.
Packed with vitamins and minerals
In addition to being a healthy carbohydrate and a great source of fibre and protein, butter beans are a good source of iron, zinc and magnesium – all nutrients that you will find in meat, making them a great vegetarian alternative. 1/2-cup serving of butter beans equates for 10% of your RDA for iron and zinc, and 15% of your RDA for magnesium. Consuming the right amounts of these vitamins helps to maintain proper breathing while also increasing energy levels. Butter beans are also a brilliant source of B vitamins, including riboflavin, folate and thiamin, which are necessary for turning carbohydrates into energy.
What are your waiting for? Add butter beans to your healthy diet with our Three Bean Chaat.