Juice is a healthy and delicious drink. But the pulp at the bottom of a glass can make it a less-than-ideal beverage. Pulp thickens the juice and makes it harder to drink and enjoy the freshly squeezed juice. Hence today we have aimed at how to remove pulp from juice efficiently and quickly. Keep reading to find out our secret while keeping the nutritional value in check.
What Is Pulp? And Why Does It Accomolates?
Pulp is the fibers that do not disintegrate to become juice, it is the building block of fruits that gives it the shape and it is the material that is left over after the juice has been squeezed. Removing pulp is not always as simple as some may make it sound.
But throwing away pulp is a kind of waste as it contains nutrients that are beneficial for you. Pulps contain fiber and phytonutrients, which are essential vitamins and minerals your body needs for good health and digestion.
How to remove pulp from juice without losing its nutritional value?
- Let the juice settle for a while – all the heavy pulps will sink at the bottom of the juice container and then you can enjoy your juice.
Simplest Techniques – but not quite efficient
- Pass the juice through a strainer which will separate the juice and pulp.
- Alternatively you can use a juicer to juice but if you dont have a juicer thats an extra cost.
Bit more efficient techniques.
- Pour the juice through a cheesecloth, then round up the remaining pulps and give it a hand squeez to bring out the remaining juice.
What to do with the remaining pulp
- You can use it to make pop scikles.
- can be turned into chips.
- Make muffins with fruit flavours and nutrients.
- Free soil fertilizer.
- Can be dried and use as cattle feed.
Which fruits create more pulp during juicing?
Juice made from apples, bananas, peaches, and pears creates the most pulp. Other fruits like strawberries or pineapple also make juice with a lot of pulp. If you want to minimize your intake of these types of foods, then be sure to remove the pulp before drinking your juice.
Can you make juice without pulp?
Yes, but it will be a bit more watery and won’t taste as good. You can always strain the juice through a cheesecloth or use a juicer to remove all the pulp before drinking it. If you don’t want to use a juicer, you can always drink your juice straight from the glass without straining it.
Why does the pulp at the bottom of a glass make juice less-than-ideal?
When you squeeze the pulp out of your fruit, it can contain some nutrients that may not be as healthy for you as they seem. Some types of fruit have more fiber than others and therefore produce a larger amount of pulp. If you’re trying to lose weight or get healthier, reducing the amount of fiber in your diet is important. When you remove the pulp from juice, some of those nutrients can be lost and make your juice less nutritious than it would have been if you had left the pulp intact.
Is it better to remove the pulp from juice, or drink it with the pulp?
This depends on your goals. If you’re trying to lose weight, then leaving some of those nutrients in your juice may be counterproductive. On the other hand, if you’re trying to build muscle or get stronger, you may want to drink your juice with the pulp in it.
How can you remove the pulp from your juice without using a strainer or cheesecloth?
You can use a sieve to help you strain your juice, but this may not be an ideal solution. The main problem with using a sieve is that it clogs up and you will need to repeatedly through away pulps and clean the sieve to resume separation again. Also, you will lose a good amount of juice if you do not play the patient game.
Another option is to simply squeeze the pulp out of your fruit with your hands. If you’re squeezing a mango, for example, you may want to go slow so that you can have a thick juice instead of chunks of mango. You will have a thick juice because most of the fibers are not well mixed in the juice.
How can you use a juicer to remove the pulp from your juice?
Having a juicer makes the “removing pulp process” a lot easier. Because juicers usually have a strainer to remove the un-juice-able fibers. Even then, fine fibers, usually found in watermelon and citrus fruits pass through these filters.
Usually, these fibers are barely detectable by us (humans) – but if you must remove them, your best bet is 2 cheesecloths stacked and then pour the juice and filter the juice. You will get little fibers. Usually, it’s not worth doing this if you are using a good quality Juicer.
How can you store your leftover pulp for future use?
What to do with the pulp? Simply throwing it is a waste and if you’re looking to use your leftover pulp for something other than juice, then you may want to consider storing it in the freezer.
Freezing leftover pulp will slow down the rotting process and can later be used for other favorable recipes. I prefer to store my leftover pulp in ice cube trays so that you have smaller portions of the same amount of juice available for quick and easy consumption. Some people also like to add their leftover pulp to smoothies. If you do this, then you may want to add a bit of water in order to dilute the fruit so that it blends easily with your other ingredients.
Removing pulp to enjoy the drink to its fullest can be very tempting but it should not be a daily routine. You will lose lots of fibers which are excellent for your gut health. But if a situation arises and you need to separate the pulp, you now know what to do with the leftover pulp besides just throwing it.