to Do with All that Carrot Pulp
Chet Day and friends
an attempt to learn more about carrots, I visited encyclopedia.com and discovered
that the word "carrot" is the "common name for some members of
the Umbelliferae (also called parsley family), a family of mainly perennial or
biennial herbs of north temperate areas. Most are typified by aromatic foliage,
a dry fruit that splits when mature, and an umbellate inflorescence (in which
the floret stems of the flattened flower cluster arise from the same point, like
an umbrella). The common carrot (Daucus carota sativa) is a root crop, probably
derived from the wild carrot (or QUEEN ANNE'S LACE)."
I didn't know a carrot had umbellate inflorescence, did you?
Health & Beyond, I recommend California carrots as being the
best around because they're grown on such fertile soil.
particularly fond of an organic brand called "Bunny Luv," which is sold
by Grimmway Farms, the largest carrot producer on earth.
I like their products so much, I want to plug Grimmway Farms, which started back
in 1968 in Kern Country, California, as a roadside produce stand operated by two
brothers, Rod and Bob Grimm.
years later, still led by Rod and Bob, Grimmway Farms is now Kern County's largest
private employer with 3,600 year-round employees
an average day, the year-round operation processes 2-1/2 miles of trucks loaded
with 10 million pounds of carrots
processes 40,000 of California's 75,000 acres of carrots.
if you can get your produce dealer or wholesaler to track down Bunny Luv organic
carrots or any of the other Grimmway organic brands, I recommend you do so. And
if you're an information hound the way I am and want to learn more about the Grimmway
operation, visit their web site at www.grimmway.com
let's move to the great tips from readers on what to do with carrot pulp....
to my call for ideas on what to do with carrot pulp, about fifty of you wrote
in and said you fed your carrot pulp to rabbits, dogs, cats, and horses, among
other members of the animal kingdom. Here's my favorite carrot pulp testimony
for animals, though:
husband puts the carrot pulp on our little worm farm which is kept at the back
I started a natural diet a couple of months ago, I gave what was left after juicing
vegetables to the chickens, but I felt like it was wasting good quality fiber,
which we need to "brush" our insides out. So I started separating the
carrot and apple pulp from the rest and I use this pulp for making healthy muesli
bars for our children. I was excited when my children loved them so much they
asked to have them every day in they lunch boxes. Here is my recipe:
rolled oats in the water (do not make them soggy) and add to them carrot and apple
pulp. Then add chopped almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, linen
seeds, and sultanas . Add honey to taste. Mix thoroughly together and then put
and flatten into a baking tray. Bake at 180-190 C until nice and dry. You can
also add to the apple and carrot pulp some grated horseradish for a good winter
salad. If you use celeriac bulb for juicing, then that pulp is excellent with
crushed garlic and makes a healthy type of mayonnaise to spread on toast.
hope my recipes could be of some help and I wish to all of you good health. God
sometimes use carrot pulp in soup, but usually I throw it all away. I wanted to
share this recipe I recently found. I've only had time to try this once and it
turned out great! I'm sure there can be lots of variations with this recipe so
I hope everyone enjoys it. My husband does not like coconut at all, but he loved
cup grated raw carrots, packed
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup sweetener (I used
1 1/2 cup coconut
1 cup oat flour (I substituted 1/2 cup of whole
wheat flour and 1/2 cup of oats)
1/2 tsp salt (optional) 1 tsp vanilla
dry, quick or rolled oats to make a flour. Mix well all ingredients. Let sit 10
min. firmly pack dough into a tablespoon then drop on an oiled cookie sheet. Bake
at 325 for 30 min.
mix my carrot pulp in with spaghetti sauce along with the fresh onions and garlic.
I get a particularly sweet batch of carrots, I save the pulp and make delicious
muffins with whole wheat flour and honey. I also have two horses who love the
pulp and if all else fails, there's always the compost pile. So I feel that the
pulp is never really wasted.
we use carrot pulp mainly in our composting bin, we also use it occasionally in
recipes like carrot cake and patties. The patties I made were half cooked brown
rice, half carrot pulp, and chopped onions, garlic, and green peppers. I used
an egg to bind it together, but I'm sure flour would work just as well.
catch the pulp in the larger bowl that we got with the Champion
juicer and empty that into a compost bin. It is so ready to start decomposing.
It also adds moisture to the dry layer above and below it. We also put carrot
tops, too mature beet tops, carrot trimmings etc, in with the pulp. The pulp being
ground as fine as it is cuts the compost time considerably.
first I tried filling ice trays and thus having little blocks of it frozen. That
became too labor intensive as the pulp began to accumulate. Now I freeze the pulp
in freezer bags pressing them flat so they are easy to break off a piece. This
is good to drop into soups, sauces, mixes of various sorts. I haven't found anything
it did not work in.
I gather pulp in the refrigerator until I have enough. Then I spread it out in
my dehydrator and dry it. I have dried carrot pulp flakes. This keeps indefinitely.
Sprinkle it on or in just about anything including on top of salad as "sprinkles."
It also works well in whole grain quick breads such as muffins, pancakes, etc.
on what I plan to put it in, if I need moisture added, I use the moist pulp either
fresh or frozen that I thawed. If I want it dry, as on my salad, I use the dehydrated.
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