When making fresh fruit juice, you will end up with fruit pulp. Most people discard the pulp without a second thought. However, there are so many great ways in which you can make use of this nutritious part of your favourite fruits. While fresh juice has plenty of nutritional benefits, the pulp has even more! So, here are some ways in which you can use all that pulp and avoid throwing it away.

  • When making your next smoothie, add some of the fruit pulp to the mixture. If you have a lot of pulp, you can create portions and freeze them. Just take out one portion to add to each smoothie.
  • Vegetable pulp (like carrots and celery) can be used to thicken soups.
  • Fresh fruit popsicles are even better when you add some pulp to the mixture.
  • Create a delicious fruit tea by simmering the fruit pulp along with spices like cinnamon.
  • Fruit leathers are a delicious treat that you can add to lunchboxes too. You will need to spread the pulp out on a baking sheet and allow to dry.
  • The next time you bake, you can add some pulp to the mix for a fruity twist.
  • The pulp is also great for including in cookies and granola bars.
  • Not much of a baker? How about fruity pancakes? Make your pancake mixture as usual before adding some fruit pulp.
  • Combine the pulp with fresh fruit to make delicious jam or marmalade
  • If you don’t want to eat the pulp, you can use it to make beauty products like face masks, scrubs and even soap.
  • For those who have pets, you can add it to their food. Make sure that you only add fruit to their diet if it is safe to do so. Not all fruit is safe for cats and dogs.
  • Add the pulp to your compost heat. It will help the decomposition process along and enrich your soil. Your flowers and plants will thank you!

When juicing, you might like to combine different fruits. If you want to keep the pulp separate from each fruit, just be sure to clean out your juicer when you make the switch. You should also keep your mind open when it comes to various combinations too. For instance, carrot and apple pulp can be used in smoothies together so there is no need to separate them.