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Is it safe to have Lima bean during pregnancy?

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Will eating lima beans help me during my pregnancy?

Lima bean - also known as 

Butter Bean,
Will eating lima beans help me during my pregnancy

Lima beans are high on folate which significantly reduces the growing baby’s risk of developing neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. Lima beans come loaded with a wealth of nutrients like iron, vitamin K, vitamin B1, phosphorus, and manganese, known to be great for the mother and the baby, making it a nutritious addition to your pregnancy diet.

Good source of
Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K

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