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Dumb question: do lima beans and fava beans taste similar?

13 years ago

I had some fresh fava beans the other day for the very first time, and just fell head over heels in love. Then I found out they come frozen.

Or so I thought.

What's actually frozen are lima beans, but of course, they look quite similar once shelled. Do they taste similar, or is one more pungent than the other? What are the differences, aside from the fact that they are obviously named differently, and different kinds of beans?

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