― I grew up eating Butterbeans. ∙ Not limas... ∙ not Madagascar Beans... ∙ Butter Beans. ∙ Butterbeans are what baby limas and Fort Hook Limas become when they grow up... and yes, I know they're all the same thing... generally. ∙ Once fully matured and the pod pales and toughens, limas turn a wonderful creamy white with a slightly tough slip skin. The starches do a little dance and when cooked, transform the lowly lima into something spectacularly smooth and [...].