Originally Posted by Gretchen
Adding another--they are brined/ injected.
No not all of them are.
Like GB says, Butterball's "fresh" turkeys are not brined.
I have brined many of them over the years.
Their "fresh" turkeys can be held at temperatures as low as 28 degrees, so they will probably appear at least slightly frozen. But not as frozen 100 solid as their other birds.
CHECK THE LABEL. It must say if it's been treated with a solution. I wouldn't look for "minimally processed" or any othe euphamism -- it'll say pretty clearly if it's been injected with "broth" or sodium solution.