Pulp is a side product of juicing. Once you've made a drink, you're left with the pulp from the fruit the juice has been extracted from. Instead of tossing this high-fiber residual, there are plenty of things you can do to make use of it. After learning how versatile pulp can be, you might just start juicing for the pulp and consider the juice as a pleasant leftover.
Cooking with Juicing Pulp
Many recipes can be accommodated to use pulp. Adding to muffin or cake batter can make the finished product more moist and delicious. Make zucchini or carrot cake or bread with the pulp as directed by the recipe. Add fruit pulp to plain or vanilla yogurt to flavor. You can also freeze berry or fruit pulp in Popsicle molds for a sweet treat. Use vegetable pulp between layers in lasagna, moussaka or casseroles. Use pulp in place of grating for any recipe that calls for it. Add vegetable pulp to salads, tomato sauces and soups. You can also add some vegetable pulp to hamburger meat or meatballs.
In the Garden
Fruit pulp makes excellent, nutrient-rich compost in the garden. Add the pulp to your regular compost of cores, peelings and rinds and place on your compost heap to let it decompose. You can also use compost as mulch around plants and trees by spreading it directly on the soil. This will help with weed prevention and water retention.
Feeding Pets and Wildlife
Many birds love fruit pulp. Try spreading some around your bird feeder and watch the wildlife multiply. Turtles and other animals that eat roughage also will enjoy pulp in addition to their daily fare. Dogs will benefit from the addition of some fruit pulp to their commercial dog food or raw food diet. Try mixing with a little yogurt for palatability. You also can use juice pulp in dog biscuit recipes. Dogs do not respond well to apples, onions or grapes. Avoid feeding the pulp of these to your canine friend.