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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

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  1. maris says:

    i think the english name is “lima beans”.
    i also add it to pakbet or just plain sauteed.
    it tastes like sweet potato. however, it must be cooked well because otherwise, it could give out some (bad) gas.:)

  2. linda says:

    looks like lima beans, i love them. kids hate them.

  3. Leah says:

    Patani are called lima beans in the US.

  4. Connie says:

    Thanks, all. :) I learned something new again. :) I wonder… are they ‘real’ beans?

  5. Rin says:

    Hi Connie. This is what I found re patani. Plant originated from Lima, Peru.

    pat´ani’ n. lima beans, kidney beans

  6. nel says:

    here’s some info on the lima beans…my mom adds it to fried rice and pakbet.

    Lima beans, native to South America, are ancient legumes that are sometimes referred to as the aristocrat of beans. The climbing plants on which limas grow were already in cultivation when Columbus arrived in the Americas, and archaeologists have discovered 7,000-year-old limas in Peru. Generally whitish in color, flat, and variably sized, they turn pale green when cooked and have a mellow, creamy flavor.

    Limas are members of the kidney bean family and are predominantly available as two main types: large, “potato” limas and small, baby lima beans, which are half the size of the large variety. Another, less common, variety is the large, speckled Christmas lima. The colors of lima bean varieties range from off-white and pale green to red, purple, brown, and almost black.

  7. noemi says:

    in ilokano patani goes with pinakbet.

  8. joe says:

    i love to eat too, it is true Maris says.
    more info in this link,

  9. Connie says:

    Ah, ok. So they are real beans. Thanks for all the info. I think patani will be a favorite in the weeks to come.

  10. anna s. says:

    i was going to say they looked like lima beans to me..and since everybody said it is, so i guess they are..hehehe :razz:

  11. keithchiko says:

    finally found someone who is familiar with patani! i can’t seem to find it though here in metro manila markets. in pamganga we usually use it in making sinigang na baboy sa kamatis. yum

  12. Kats says:

    ms sassy,

    naku, try nyo po kaya yung local “laswa” ng Iloilo. all vegetables

    familiar po kayo?

  13. Connie says:

    keithchiko, i agree that they’re a little hard to find in wet markets; i found this bunch in the supermarket.

    Sorry, Kats, hindi eh. :sad:

  14. patani hunter says:

    ask ko lang po if san makakahanap ng mismong plant na patani? tnx

  15. mAjAm10 says:

    hello everyone!! anyone knows where we can buy PATANI LEAVES.?? for research purposes ASAP! pm me fast anyone who knows.. thanks ahead

  16. pepito says:


    Patani in English name wax guard.