The domestication of the lima bean in Peru took place about 6000 years ago. It was so important that it appeared in the iconography of many pre-Hispanic cultures. The most recognizable lima bean due to its particular coloration is the so-called mochero. The carving of the lima bean in stone alludes to its history and also to its condition as a seed: an energy or potentiality waiting to be activated through water. The seed is also a memory of diversity. In the mochero lima bean especially, each one is different from the other, showing nature in constant transformation. It is urgent to take care of this memory of the species of Peru: by saving the seeds we protect biodiversity.
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