Lima beans are an edible legume. They are physically seen in a cameo appearance in the episode "Krabby Land" and are also mentioned in an earlier episode, "Fools in April."
The beans are contained in a silver can; the label of said can is colored red with a white square on it. Inside the square, the words "lima beans" are written in black text. The words are stacked and there is an illustration of three Lima beans between the two words.
Lima beans are mentioned in the episode "Fools in April" when SpongeBob asks "Even the part about the lima beans and the car chase?"
In "Krabby Land," Mr. Krabs puts together a cheap playground named Krabby Land. He also gets SpongeBob to go through torturous tasks to entertain the kids, including being force-fed lima beans. Krabs passes out coloring books and says that the kids who turn them in get to meet Krabby the Clown.
Krabby turns out to be Mr. Krabs in a colorful tie and a blue-painted tomato on his nose. The tough guy holding the lima beans in the picture punishes Mr. Krabs by tying him up to two pieces of wood and force feeding him with the lima beans with a tough gray fish helping him out.