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Pre Brine Question

I was looking at the label on the turkey breast I am doing for thanksgiving. I could not find where it indicated whether it was brined or not. It did say, however, something about a 15% solution. What am I looking for on this label? Dont want to brine it if it is already brined. Thanks.

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  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    I've been researching the same thing. I believe if it says 15%, then it has already been brined. In found some butterball turkeys yesterday that say natural and nothing added. That is the bird I'm going for next week and I will brine.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • When in doubt ask the butcher.  If the butcher is no help, get a Butterball toss the gravy packet and pop up timer in the trash. 

     I have never had a Butterball fail me and after i add compound butter and herbs it is good eats.
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,138
    You probably won't see the word brined on the label, what you'll see are the words solution or enhanced and a percentage of solution. Multiply the weight of the bird by the % and multiply that by the price per pound. Thats what you are paying for the brining solution.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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