The number of calories in Lima varies based on its form as well as its method of preparation. A large raw mature seeds lima beans weighing around 178 grams contains 601.64 calories. The total fat content in an equal sized of raw mature seeds lima beans is 1.228 grams, protein content is 38.199 grams, carbohydrate content is 112.816 grams, iron content is 13.368 mg and calcium content is 144.18 mg.
One cup of dry cooked lima beans contains 580 calories out of which 17 calories are obtained from fat. It contains a total fat content of 1.9 grams, total carbohydrate content of 105.5 grams and protein content of 39.4 grams. It also contains potassium and sodium content of 2,565 mg and 1,184 mg respectively. One gram of similarly cooked lima beans contains 1.1 calories. Lima beans are cooked in a number of other ways and the calorie content in it varies based on its method of preparation. Though the calorie content in lima beans is quite high it is still recommended by dieticians and nutritionists because of the nutritional value it contains.
Lima bean soup is also considered quite healthy as well as delicious. One cup of lima bean soup contains 110.5 calories. Out of these 110.5 calories 50% of the total calories come from carbohydrates, 29% calories are obtained from fats and 22% calories come from proteins. The total fat content in it is 3 grams consisting of 1.1 gram saturated fat content, 0.42 gram polyunsaturated fact content and 1.3 gram monounsaturated fat content. It also contains 2.9 mg of cholesterol content, 619.7 mg of sodium, 416.6 mg of potassium and 16.6 grams of carbohydrate content and 5.1 grams of protein content. Lima bean soup is rich in vitamin A and also contains certain other vitamins including vitamin C, B vitamins and vitamin E. This soup also contains minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium and zinc.