The Problem of Pulp


As many of you juicerheads are probably aware, a central component of juicing (perhaps the central component) involves making sure that the juice of produce is separated from pulp. Although the fibrous pulp found in produce can be good for digestion, it can also limit the amount of fruits and vegetables we can eat.

This is because fiber can be very filling, whereas the juice from produce, which contains the majority of nutrients, is very easily consumed. A pound of carrots is nearly impossible to consume in a sitting, yet the juice from this many carrots can be drank quite easily.

Additionally, many who engage in juice fasts believe that avoiding solid foods like the pulp found in produce is a necessary part of allowing the digestive system to be rested and rejuvenated. Digesting food is hard work – just ask your gestating organs! A juice fast – but really juicing in general – will demand less digestive attention from your body.

Using Pulp from Juicing

Although pulp is the enemy of a pure juice concoction, it’s a perfectly healthy and positive substance outside of juicing! If you have a juicer at home, you’ve probably noticed just how much pulp a juicer generates. Luckily, you don’t have to waste this pulp by throwing it away. Instead, you can mix it into soups and sauces. You can even mix it into ice cream or yogurt if you’re feeling adventurous. At the very least, consider composting your pulp. That way, you can essentially reinvest it back into the produce growing and juicing circle of life!