Eat Goodness Organic Butter Beans 500g

Eat Goodness Organic Butter Beans 500g

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Butter beans are large, creamy-coloured beans with a soft, floury texture when cooked. They make a great vegetarian pate and work well in mixed bean salads, or rich, wintry stews. They are also a useful source of potassium.

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Our Price £3.42 (£0.68 per 100g)  
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More about Eat Goodness Organic Butter Beans

Like most beans, lima beans are rich in the best sort of fiber - soluble fiber - which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are a good source of potassium, iron, copper and manganese. As a high potassium, low-sodium food they help reduce blood pressure. Not only are they low in fat, but when combined with grains, beans supply high quality protein which provides a healthy alternative to meat or other animal protein.

Serving Suggestion

Soak overnight, rinse, bring to the boil and simmer until tender (less than 2 hours).


Just butter beans, and nothing else.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g:
Energy 1212/286kcal, Protein 19g Carbohydrate 49.8g, Fat 1.1g.


Packed on a line which also handles peanuts, nuts, sesame, soya, milk, sulphur dioxide and cereals containing gluten.

Other Information

Organic Certification UK5


Butter bean stew:
1 1/2 lb dried butter beans
1/2 cup pure olive oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 each garlic clove, pressed
3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled seeded & diced
3/4 cup tomato sauce
3 tbsp Ialian parsley, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
2 cup water

Put the beans in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, partly covered, for about 1 hour, or until beans are almost tender. Drain and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400F.

In a heavy saucepan, heat the oil and sauté the onions until translucent. Add the garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley, salt and pepper, and water. Simmer, covered, over low heat for about 20 minutes, until sauce starts to thicken. Transfer the beans to a casserole or baking dish, pour the tomato mixture over, and stir. Bake for about 40 minutes, until the beans are tender and the sauce is thick. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Organic, Vegetarian

Customer reviews - Eat Goodness Organic Butter Beans 500g


- Tue 31st Jan 2012


1 1/2 cups dry butter beans
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
2 thin slices fresh ginger root, peeled
2 celery sticks, chopped in 1/4 inch slices
1 sm cauliflower, cut in large pieces

2 bay leaves
1 tsp thyme leaves
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp gr cumin
pinch cayenne or to taste
1/4 tsp salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Soak the butter beans in water overnight or 8 hours - if it's hot in your house, put them in the fridge to avoid fermentation.
Preheat the crockpot on high.
Add the butter beans to a saucepan, with water to cover. Bring them to a boil.
Prep the veggies and add to the crockpot with lima beans and cooking water
Add more water if needed to cover
Add the bay leaves, ginger slices, and thyme.
Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 6 hours.
Heat the oil on low in a small frying pan.
Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric & cayenne. Heat gently for a few minutes.
Transfer spices and oil to the crockpot.
Add 1/4 cup minced parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
Stir gently, cover and cook for another 15 minutes.
Remove the ginger slices and bay leaves when serving


- Mon 1st Jun 2015

A nice hearty bean that's brilliant for making your own homemade chunky baked beans with, and because they're a little more plainer than other beans they're great with a range of herbs that enhance them.

- Mon 24th Nov 2014

Love all this organic beans. Sooo nutritious!

Butter beans - Fri 1st Mar 2013

The majority of them soaked well but the odd couple were still quite hard even after 12 hours of soaking and 1-2h of cooking, but they were edible. Apart from that the rest were great :)

Organic Butter Beans (dried) - Fri 21st Sep 2012

Very good, almost all were whole, they cooked wonderfully and when I tried to sprout some they did also grow a small shoot.

- Mon 10th Sep 2012

After trying plain old supermarket brand Butterbeans and having them melt to nothing and not hold at all while cooking, I thought I would give these a try since they were actually cheaper, organic, and had 200g more than supermarket ones. Needless to say they held together while soaking and cooking and did not melt into the water while boiling! They also taste great, a little goes a long way and you just can't beat the price :) will buy again when I eventually run out!

- Mon 10th Sep 2012

These are a very economical way of purchasing butter beans - they take a little more organisation than the tinned ones because they need soaking but I think the taste is better.

- Fri 9th Sep 2011

Very nice beans, if you soak them for a day before cooking, they cook quicker.

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