Warm Tips about Utilize Leftover Fruit Pulp: A Comprehensive Guide

With the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle and increasing concern for food waste, more and more people are paying attention to how to fully utilize leftover fruit pulp. Fruit pulp, the residue produced after juice processing, is often considered waste, but in reality, it contains rich nutrients and can be creatively utilized. In this blog post, we will explore various creative methods of collecting and utilizing leftover fruit pulp, and provide detailed steps and related videos for each method.


The variety of leftover fruit pulp that can be reused depends on the type of fruit used and the processing method. To distinguish whether fruit pulp can be reused, consider the following factors.


Cleanliness: Fruit pulp should be clean, and free from severe contamination or pollutants. If the pulp has been noticeably contaminated, such as coming into contact with chemicals or other harmful substances, it is unsuitable for reuse.


Freshness: Fresh fruit pulp is usually more suitable for reuse as it contains more nutrients and moisture. Expired or rotten fruit pulp may have lost its nutritional value and is unsuitable for food production or other purposes.


Type: Different types of fruit pulp have different uses. Citrus fruit pulp is suitable for making marmalade or cleaning agents, while apple and pear pulp is better suited for making jams or fruit peel crisps. Therefore, understanding the type of fruit pulp can help determine its optimal reuse method.


Overall, considering cleanliness, freshness, type, and intended use can help determine whether fruit pulp is suitable for reuse and identify the best method for its reuse.


Classification of Creative Methods

Based on different ways of utilizing fruit pulp, we categorize the creative methods as follows.

*Culinary Purposes

*Beauty and Skincare

*Animal and Plant Feeding

*Clean kitchen utensils effectively

*Environmental Reuse


Culinary Purposes

In cooking, fruit pulp can be used to make delicious foods such as bread, cookies, cakes, and more. This method is the most popular because it not only reduces food waste but also adds extra nutrition and flavor to the food.


Beauty and Skincare

Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, fruit pulp can be used to make natural face masks, body scrubs, and skincare products. This method is also popular as it benefits the skin while reducing reliance on chemical ingredients.


Animal and Plant Feeding

Using fruit pulp as food for animals or plants is a common method. For example, adding fruit pulp to poultry feed can increase its nutritional value, while using fruit pulp as plant fertilizer can promote plant growth.


Fruit pulp can indeed be used to clean kitchen utensils and trash cans more effectively. Citrus fruit peels have natural cleaning and disinfecting properties, which can help remove odors and stains, leaving surfaces cleaner.


Environmental Reuse

Using fruit pulp for environmental reuse is another creative method. For instance, turning fruit pulp into biodegradable containers or biomass fuel helps reduce the use of plastics and fossil fuels.



Here are some common ways to reuse juice pulp.

Jam making: Use pomace to make jam, such as strawberry jam, blueberry jam, etc., which can not only reduce food waste, but also make delicious jam for consumption.


Making peel tea: The peel of citrus fruits is dried and made into peel tea, which has a fresh fragrance and rich nutrition.

Making crispy peels: Slice and dry the peels of apples, pears and other fruits to make crispy peels, which can be used as snacks or ingredients for breakfast cereals.


Juice extraction: Extract juice from the pomace of various fruits through a juicer to make juice drinks to increase nutritional intake.


Animal feed: Use pomace as animal feed, such as feeding apple pomace to domestic animals to increase the nutritional value of the feed.


Compost: Compost the pomace together with other organic waste to make organic fertilizer, which can be used for plant cultivation and promote soil fertility.


Production of peel candies: The peels of citrus fruits are made into peel candies, which are eaten as desserts or candies and have a natural fruity aroma and sweetness.


Peel Cleaner: The peels of citrus fruits are made into a cleaner that cleans surfaces around the home with a fresh scent and disinfectant properties.


Beauty and skin care products: Mix pomace with natural ingredients such as honey and yogurt to make facial masks or body scrubs to moisturize the skin and clean pores.


Peel decorations: The peels of citrus fruits are made into decorations, such as perfumes, candles, etc., with natural aroma and beautiful appearance.


Dog food and other pet snacks:Mix the fruit pulp with other pet-friendly ingredients like peanut butter, oats, and eggs. Shape the mixture into small balls or use cookie cutters to create fun shapes. Bake them in the oven until they are cooked through and firm. These homemade dog treats are a healthy and delicious snack for your furry friend.



The most popular specific ways to use leftover juice pulp include the following.

1.Carrot Pulp Soup

While carrot pulp is awesome for baking, you can also add just a bit to thicken and enrich savory dishes like blended vegetable soups. For a vibrant immune-boosting soup packed with fiber, minerals, vitamins, and carotenoids, look no further than this ginger carrot pulp beauty.


2 Tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, diced

3 large carrots, peeled and chopped

2 cups carrot pulp

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed

4 cups vegetable broth

1 Tbsp garlic, minced

1.5 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced

1⁄4 tsp cinnamon

1⁄4 tsp turmeric

Juice from 1 lime

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Fresh cilantro, for serving



Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large stock pot. Sauté onion for 3-5 minutes until translucent.

Add chopped carrots, sweet potato, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 5 more minutes until carrots begin to soften.

Pour in vegetable broth then simmer for 15 minutes until veggies are very tender.

Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to puree the soup completely until velvety smooth. Alternatively, blend soup in batches in a standing blender.

Return blended soup to pot and stir in carrot pulp, cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, and lime juice. Simmer for 5 more minutes.

Season to taste with more salt, pepper, and lime juice if needed.

Serve garnished with cilantro. Enjoy soup hot, chilled, or at room temperature.


This vibrant elixir packs in carrot and sweet potato nutrition enhanced by warm spices, greens, and a pop of ginger. Balancing the sweetness of the veggies with tart lime juice and savory garlic and onion makes for a supremely satisfying sip.



2.Cookie Pulp Recipes

Cookie pulp recipes are a great way to hide the pulp! You can probably add a few tablespoons of juice pulp to any of your cookie recipes (using your judgement, of course!). Here are some that seem to work well incorporating in some pulp. 

While not super heathly, if you're gonna make them, there here are some recipes for you. Keep in mind you can substitute gluten free flour, egg replacer or dairy substitutes if needed. And if nothing else, maybe these will give you an idea of how to modify your own cookie recipes with pulp.


Fruity Butter Cookie

These are extremely versatile and can be decorated with icing or spinkles for the holidays or special occasions.


1 cup of butter, softened

1 cup of sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla

2 ½ cups of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup of fruit pulp. Berry, cherry or apple will work best.



Cream butter and sugar, bean in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Add in pulp and mix.

Divide dough in half. Form dough into two logs, 1 ½ inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate at least 6 hours. Cut into ¼ inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Remove to cooling rack and repeat with remaining dough. Makes 6 to 7 dozen cookies.





3C pulp vegetable/fruit pulp from juicer

¼C chia seeds

½C chickpea flour

1C water




Combine the juice pulp, Chia seeds, and chickpea flour in a food processor. Add some of the water and blend the ingredients together. Repeat until you have added all of the water. You really want to purée the pulp to break up the fibrous threads as best as you can, but let’s remember that it is essentially a bowl of roughage—embrace the raw and hearty texture.

Spread the mixture onto a nonstick baking sheet using a large spoon or a spatula. Spread the mixture as thinly as possible to allow your crackers to get nice and crispy.

Bake the cracker sheet in the oven at 350F for anywhere from 30 – 40 minutes, or until it is completely dried up and crisp.

Once you have a crispy cracker sheet, remove the sheet from the oven and using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, break the sheet up into individual crackers.

Once your crackers are all cut up, you can put the crackers back in the oven for an extra toast under the broiler, or go ahead and serve them as is.



Spoil your furry friend by making your own healthy dog treats from juice pulp! These can be made in batches and stored in your dog’s treat jar, or you can make these for your customers to take home.



2 cups juice pulp*

⅓ cup natural peanut butter

¼ cup ground flax

¾ to 1 ½ cups GF rolled oats


*Please note: Some fruits and vegetables are toxic to dogs. Please make sure these are not included in any of your treats. These include onions, grapes and apple seeds – they are poisonous to dogs. Try to stay away from citrus fruits, since most dogs don’t enjoy the taste.


We recommend carrot, kale, cucumber (related: cucumber juice recipe), apple (with no seeds), lettuce, celery, spinach, melons, and pear. Before creating a treat, always ensure the ingredients are safe and healthy for your furry friend!


5.Juice and Pulp Smoothies Recipes


1/2-3/4 cup frozen pulp

1/2 cup yogurt

1 frozen banana

1 cup juice (preferably something freshly made and complementary to the pulp you’re using or something a bit plain — when in doubt use apple)



Blend all ingredients until smooth.


6. Using it as Compost in Your Garden

I donate my leftover juice pulp to a very nice man who has an allotment. There is nothing more satisfying that knowing my fruit and veg pulp is contributing to growing new fruit and vegetable. Ahh, the great circle of life at work!


Related article: Recycling Juicer Pulp: A Guide to Using it as Compost in Your Garden 



Here are some videos for reusing the juice pulp

*How to reuse juice pulp to Freshen up your garbage disposal



*how to reuse juice pulp to Revitalize your houseplants



*Juicer Pulp: FIVE BEST IDEAS *for leftover pulp*!


  1. Lip/ cheek stain : boil beet pulp with a little coconut oil and strain into a small jar! SUCH a pretty color!!
  2. BAKE with it! Carrot and apple pulp works so well in muffins or oat based cookies! I love adding cinnamon and nutmeg to this pulp + bake combo.
  3. Boil pulp and water, then strain it to make a DELICIOUS soup stock!
  4. Give it to your kids for the BEST play dough.
  5. Use it as a face mask! It feels de-light-ful!




There are diverse creative methods for utilizing leftover fruit pulp, which not only reduce food waste but also create products beneficial for health and the environment. We hope this blog post inspires you to discover more interesting ways of utilization and contribute to creating a more sustainable future.