Lima Beans (Phaseolus Lunatus) | 7 Potentially Fatal Foods

Lima Beans (Phaseolus Lunatus)

The subtle yet delicious lima bean, commonly known as the butter bean, contains a compound known as linamarin, which essentially becomes hydrogen cyanide after an enzymatic process. However, it’s well worth remembering that you would have to consume a 18-wheel truck’s worth of lima beans to die from cyanide poisoning via that way. Anyway, canned versions of lima beans are processed to remove all toxins. As with many foods, remember to cook them thoroughly before eating and never eat them raw.

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