It was with delight and surprise that I received a tweet the other day (my Twitter tag is vegoutwithadam) from a lovely lady whose tag is Skannie. She suggested that the Angry Bean might well be the Christmas Lima. So I Googled the bean and found this wonderful site. http://diaryofatomato.com/2013/10/23/christmas-lima-bean-stew/
I have no doubt it is the same bean. See my earlier blog about the story of the Angry Bean. Now I want to try and discover just how this wonderful bean has found itself in both the US and also Burma/Myanmar. Being a Lima bean it must have originated in South America. I wonder if it was cultivated by native Americans or found its way into vegetable plots in recent times being imported from the south? My guess is that the bean found its way to indo-China courtesy of Portuguese traders and colonisers who crossed the Pacific with many of the vegetables that are native to South America. Any thoughts or information will be much appreciated.
If you have stories about this wonderful bean please tell all!