I juice at home daily and I’m always left with vibrant mounds of pulp that, until fairly recently, I wasn’t sure what to do with. I felt terribly wasteful just tossing it. So I would either compost it or feed it to the chickens that lived next door. They actually adored it. And it was interesting to see the change in egg color when I was using turmeric more often.
I had always gone with the notion that the act of juicing takes out all the vitamins and minerals, leaving nothing left in the pulp. However, unless you are using a Norwalk juicer, the pulp can still be quite fortified with nutrients and is also super high in fiber. The most ideal time to utilize it is immediately after juicing so that it remains in its freshest state – or freeze it in glass containers for later use.
Aside from composting and feeding hungry chickens, head on over to The Chalkboard Mag to learn my simple tips on how to use all the pulp that adds up day after day + for my recipe for Raw Turmeric Veggie Pulp Crackers.