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07-22-2007, 09:21 PM
What is the reason for removing the pulp when juicing. Anything I have read claims this is bad because the pulp contains many vitamins. Many juicers, disagree, but why? Thanks.
07-22-2007, 09:35 PM
Hey there. Well certain foods, such as beets, carrots, etc. are better off juiced then blended. You can use THAT juice as a base for adding your greens and fruits and creating a green smoothie. Yes, one is better off having all the fiber, but I have found root foods are too tough to blend.
Some folks just prefer the juice instead of blending. I rarely juice. I prefer blending my greens and fruits and creating green smoothies. But I have once in a while when I've gotten a supply of carrots or beets, to juice them when I can't keep up with eating them. Hope this sort of answered your question?
07-22-2007, 09:49 PM
One great use for the harvested pulp is carrot cake! We made this today and it was RAW-LICIOUS!
07-22-2007, 10:25 PM
I think it really depends on what the intent is.
If you're using a juicer, then it is just inevitable that the pulp will be removed as the juice is extracted...just a process of the juicer. Vitamix claims that when you blend veggies and fruits in their blender it's "juicing" with the pulp/fiber remaining - to ME, it's a smoothie! LOL!
So, if you're just wanting to juice then whether or not you leave the pulp is mainly preferential. However, if you are juicing with a purpose such as juice "fasting" or doing a cleanse of some sort or anything where you want to give your digestive system a rest from digestion, then you want just pure juice, no pulp, so there is no work for the body to do with digesting the pulp/fiber portion.
07-22-2007, 11:43 PM
I just prefer juice to smoothies. From what I understand, you do get vitamins in the juice even if some is left in the pulp. I don't think I could stomach the amount greens that would be equivalent to a glass of green juice. I don't really like green smoothies, so I figure it is better to drink green juice than no green stuff at all. IMHO unless you are fasting or don't like smoothies, it does make more sense to go ahead an drink the juice, pulp and all.
07-25-2007, 08:55 AM
when i juice, it is usually first in the morning or before i go to bed (on a raelly good day, both). when i juice it is my intent to get superloaded with nutrition and give my digestive system a break. i completely remove the pulp (aside from that, the pulp is just weird); exceptions to this may be certain fruit juices, but i may remove the pulp from these as well.
i know people say keep the pulp you need the fiber, but i just feel like fiber is definitely something i dont have to worry about, seeing as i only eat fruits and vegetables lol. i love green smoothies as well, but when i am juicing the pulp goes into the compost or some crackers. hope that helps. peace
07-27-2007, 09:42 AM
The reason for juicing is to get the nutrients to the cells as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
If you are a raw foodist you shouldn’t have much of a problem getting enough fiber. You can use the pulp later in different recipes like cookies, cakes and crackers if you like. I find that things are usually too dry and not very good when made with pulp.
Some say it’s best to be a vegetarian when you juice and a fruitarian when you eat. The body is able to digest whole fruit faster and more efficiently than it digests whole vegetables. So they say (whoever they is ;) ) drink your veggies and eat your fruit. I wish I was disciplined enough to do it. I try but I'm not quite there yet. :D
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