Lima beans are known for their good source of dietary fiber and fat free source of protein.
They are also called lima bean, butter bean, or sieva bean
Like many other beans, they are toxic to humans if they are not boiled for at least 10 minutes. (source)
Can Rabbits eat Lima Beans?
Let’s take a look and check out their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their salt, calcium, phosphorus, fat, acidic and water content is of particular interest as far as rabbits are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 482 kJ (115 kcal)
Sugars 2.9 g
Dietary fiber 7 g
Thiamine (B1) (14%) 0.161 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.055 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.421 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (8%) 0.422 mg
Vitamin B6 (12%) 0.161 mg
Folate (B9) (21%) 83 μg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.18 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2 μg
Calcium (2%) 17 mg
Iron (18%) 2.39 mg
Magnesium (12%) 43 mg
Manganese (25%) 0.516 mg
Phosphorus (16%) 111 mg
Potassium (11%) 508 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (10%) 0.95 mg
Fluoride 2.2 µg
As you can see, lima beans contain a hint of salt, fat and calcium, a little sugar quite a lot of phosphorus, a lot of acidic content.
This means that they are not good for rabbits to eat. Their acidic content means that they may make them sick or worse if eaten and should be avoided as a food for rabbits.
There is too much risk involved in feeding lima beans to them for them to be a viable food for rabbits.
For more foods that rabbits can and can’t eat, check out our rabbit food list.