What to do with pulp?
I know there are many recipes you can make with the pulp from your juicer, and that it is great for composting, but I'm wondering if there are any other options out there. I just got my juicer yesterday and plan on using it today for the first time. I'll be making carrot/orange/lemon/ginger juice. I was wondering, if I juice them strategically, if I can put the pulp from the orange in a bowl then the carrot in bowl, and then the lemon & ginger in the garbage disposal for its smell (we used to have a lemon tree in the backyard and we would toss a fallen lemon into the disposal every once and a while for the smell). Living in AZ I made sure my landscaping did not include any real plants to cut down on water use so I do not have much use for compost for plants and I do not garden, and at this point I'm not looking to start cooking anything with the pulp. I have always loved pulp in my OJ, would I be able to add the orange pulp back into my juice? Could I make dog treats out of the carrot pulp? I just do not want to put anything to waste and thought this might be a good place to ask! Thanks for any help!
I do have a cousin who gardens and may have use for the pulp, but I rarely see her! I also saw somewhere that chickens might eat the pulp, and my mother, who lives close and I see a couple times a week has a small chicken coop. Just throwing more ideas out there, I so hate to throw food out!
I brought this up when I first started juicing. I thought I was going to make pulp cakes, mix with rice etc... There's too much pulp and it would take too much effort and it doesn't taste good. After trying a few times, I got over the "hate to waste" hang-up, and now it goes into the compost every morning.
The problem I am having is that I have no desire to use it in recipes and I do not garden or compost, which is why I was seeking alternative uses. I've wandered the internet and it seems that chickens enjoy pulp and it is good for them. My mother feeds her hens the most random stuff out of her pantry as a snack in addition to their feed, I hope that by saving the pulp for her to feed to them she will stop feeding them the weird stuff that they shouldn't be eating. My dogs love carrots but I'm not sure how much extra fiber I should be giving them, I might ask my vet about it next time I take them in.
Originally Posted by burritos