Learn which plants thrive in your Hardiness Zone with our new interactive map!

Is a Lima Bean a Vegetable?

By Amrita Chuasiriporn ; Updated September 21, 2017

Lima beans are vegetables. More specifically, they are legumes, meaning they are a part of the bean family. Native to Peru, the name they bear comes from that country's capital city.


About the Author


Amrita Chuasiriporn is a professional cook, baker and writer who has written for several online publications, including Chef's Blade, CraftyCrafty and others. Additionally, Chuasiriporn is a regular contributor to online automotive enthusiast publication CarEnvy.ca. Chuasiriporn holds an A.A.S. in culinary arts, as well as a B.A. in Spanish language and literature.