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Thread: Vegetable juicing

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    Vegetable juicing

    I juice vegetables every day sometimes twice. I keep my grandsons during the day and they will drink the juice but not eat all the vegetables if cooked. The pulp from juicing is so pretty and looks so healthy I hate to throw it out but I haven't found a good cooking use for it. I have put some in muffins but it only takes like a cup of it and I have three or more cups a day. Too much to freeze for later, I'd have nothing but vegetable pulp in the freezer. I've been putting it in my flower beds but it's getting to be too much and smelly. Anyone have a good use for using it?
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    I would think you could add it to any soup to make it thicker? How about a layer in homemade lasagna or a vegetable layer in Shepard's pie? There is a recipe for beet purée I think in homemade brownies? You could add it in place of banana or zucchini in a loaf bread?

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    If you want to use it in your flower beds without odor you need to start a compost pile in a back corner of your yard.
    Put down a layer of grass clippings, weeds and/or leaves. Next to your compost pile start a pile of all your yard waste(grass clippings, leaves, etc) When you add your vegetable pulp to the compost pile add a layer from your waste pile.
    Let it sit for 9-12 months and you'll have compost you can add to your flower beds. You can turn the compost pile once in a while which speeds up the decomposition but you don't have to. The pile should be set in a place where it gets the sun. This method will not have a lot of odors. You can also add kitchen scraps too - NO meat, fat, bones as these will make it smell and attract animals. I don't put corn cobs in the pile either as they take too long to decompose.
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    You can run the pulp through the juicer again to extract more juice from it.

    I believe the pulp contains mostly insoluble fiber. This type of fiber tends to upset the digestive systems of people like me who have IBS. Although fiber is touted as being healthy, it is *soluble* fiber that is healthy for everyone; insoluble fiber has drawbacks for many people. This is why I would not be adding it to soups, etc. In my opinion, composting is the best use for it.

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    I use to have a compost pile and even had the compost worms to work it. It was when the worm dirt was just getting to be big and I sold the whole bed for a high price when we moved. It was too much hassle for me. I felt responsible for the life of the worms! I may think about one of the contained compost bins but I think DH wants me to just throw it in the garbage.
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    We juice every now and then.... My mom came to visit and hated to waste to waste the pulp.. she ate cup... she was sooooooo sick later i felt so bad for her... it really did a doozie on her insides.. I strongly suggested she not eat it as is but she was determined.... and i promise she will never do that again..

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    Have a browse through some of these sites, maybe something there might suit your household. https://www.google.ca/#q=how+to+use+...+after+juicing

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    sent this to my daughters. One is a dietician and the other is a vegetarian. Want to see what they say. All new to me

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    DH went for his physical and for some reason he told his Dr. I was juicing and wondering what to do with the pulp. His Dr. said don't eat it. I guess he was getting back up to saying throw the stuff away. He does not want anymore compost bins. LOL
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    I put kitchen scraps in a quart container during the day. In the evening I add a little bit of cottonseed meal and dry molasses and take it to my garden where I dig a little hole and bury it. It never smells. I see lotsa earthworms out there.

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