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01-27-2011, 05:33 PM
Hi there -
My sweet husband just ordered me an Angel 5500 juicer! I'm so excited! But one of his "conditions" of this wonderful gift is that he doesn't want me to waste the pulp. I'm not sure how easy that will be, since we have 10 people in our family and I hope to juice for all of us daily. But I'd love to get some ideas. I tried pulp crackers in the dehydrator once, but I didn't like how they turned out. Maybe I didn't have the right recipe.
Any great ideas? Thanks!
01-27-2011, 06:52 PM
Hmm, does composting count as waste? :P
Nut pulp dehydrated = nut flour! Carrot pulp can be used in carrot cake, if I'm not mistaken... sounds like you have an adventure on your hands.
01-27-2011, 07:30 PM
you can use some for crackers but honestly... you'll be composting much of it. it's not a waste... cause worms need food too!
01-27-2011, 08:33 PM
that's so right!
giving back to the earth is not waste at all, and then it gives back to you when your rich soil births more things to eat and juice.
what a lovely cycle.
also.. i make bread (for example, carrot/beet/flax/garlic bread) with my pulp
i also make apple pie with my apple juice pulp.
ive made fruit leather with pulp from apples and cherries...
after juicing spinach, i added that pulp to some pesto i was going to make.
I freeze a lot of it, in case i THINK of some use
and alot of it goes in the compost.
01-27-2011, 08:52 PM
Thanks! I agree, I just don't think I'm going to find a use for ALL of it. But I have some good ideas to go on here, and another one that I thought of was to see if my dogs will eat it... We do have a compost pile but we haven't always done too much gardening, maybe this spring I'll be more motivated and get a nice garden started.
01-27-2011, 10:13 PM
You can make crackers/toast from the pulp also. In general I found veggies like cabbage can overwhelm the taste so I separate the pulps.
Here's a recipe from my Cafe Gratitude book:
1/2 cup soaked almonds
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup flax meal
1 cup veggie pulp
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 -1 cup carrot juice (I use water and it turns out fine)
**You can add herbs and spices to this mix
Chop almonds coarsely and mix with other ingredients.
Your loaf should be dry enough to roll into a log (about 3 inches wide and 2 inches tall.) Roll into a log and cut into thin slices and dehydrate.
I have another recipe but I can't find it at the moment. You can freeze some of the pulp too until you need it.
01-27-2011, 10:33 PM
put pulp in blender with water , blend . then strain to get more juice out
use this diluted juice to add to your pure juice
and i dont dehydrate but would think fruit leather might work ,
just have to find correct recipe / binder
01-27-2011, 11:32 PM
i've tried making fruit leather out of pulp... it tasted like cardboard.
depending on the quality of your juicer (and yours is a good one gf) the pulp has very little nutrition left... it's just fibre.
fibre is good... but it's empty fibre when it's pulp from your juice. (or pretty empty)
I also compost my juice pulp. To be honest - if I made crackers or bread (or such) out of ALL my pulp? I'd gain too much weight eating the crackers and bread! And my pulp is rather "nasty" - it's kale, chard, cucumber and the like and I can't imagine that making a tasty anything (and I'm all about being frugal!!).
I would save carrot pulp or apple pulp if I juiced them all by themselves for carrot cake/bread - but I rarely juice them alone. *Ü*
01-28-2011, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the recipe Rubyred! I'm hoping that once hubby sees the pulp and how dry it is, he'll understand my hesitance. And obviously he thinks juicing is good, or he wouldn't be spending so much money to buy me a juicer... but he also thinks the fiber is important, so I told him "if we have to use all of the pulp then we might as well not even juice." We already have green smoothies every day and I plan to continue that - this is just going to increase our nutrition just that much more - and I'm looking forward to some great juice fasts in the future when I'm not pregnant...
I need to start planning a garden to use all of the great compost I'll be making...
01-28-2011, 01:39 PM
My juicing pulp goes into my worm farm during the winter. Then the worm castings they produce go into the garden in the spring. I still feed the worms some pulp during the summer, but mostly in the summer the pulp and all kitchen scraps go into the compost pile to enrich the garden so I can grow more veggies to juice!
Sometimes I dig moistened pulp directly into the garden soil -- encourages worm population out there which is great for the garden as well.
I've used some pulp in recipes, but as already been mentioned, it is just fiber. I prefer to use fresh ground up veggies instead -- more flavor.
You mentioned your pets ... most dogs love carrots - so they may eat that right up!
Enjoy your juicer ... I've read a lot about the Angel juicer .. looking forward to hearing your report on it!
01-28-2011, 09:16 PM
Oh - a worm farm - that's a great idea! I've wanted to do that in the past, and it would be an awesome homeschool project. Thanks!
01-28-2011, 09:49 PM
I read somewhere that you could mix it with sugar or something to make face scrub or body scrub - don't have the recipe but I bet you could find one! Composting is also a great option!
01-29-2011, 12:52 PM
I use almond pulp in the shower --- its messy - gets all over the place (ends up going down the drain) but your skin is so lovely afterwards. Not ever considered veggie pulp tho.
02-17-2011, 11:04 PM
i also separate the pulp. i use the pulp of sweet things ( carrots, apples, oranges, beets ) and throw away the pulp of sharper tasting stuff ( greens, etc ).
but realistically even after you discard the sharp tasting pulp you probably won't be able to use all of what remains depending on how much you juice and how many people there are in the household.
throwing pulp away is of course a traumatic experience :) that's why some people are better off sticking with blenders.
02-18-2011, 02:50 PM
I like making soup with the pulp, especially from savoury juices. I add water to the pulp to 'reconstitute' it, blend it up, then add diced peppers/cucumber/tomato/avocado or cashews. The pulp-soup itself doesn't have much flavour, but it's a pretty good base for the other ingredients!
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