Turkey brining benefits



November 16, 2018 - 6:47 PM

I received a letter from an old … I mean “former”… colleague that bears sharing:

“Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner I am reviewing all my many recipes. I note that brining became popular in the last decade or so. Because of my hubby’s heart and kidney issues, we are on a “no added salt” regime, which has put me back into the kitchen pretty much full time.”

“I wonder what happens to the sodium content of turkey — or any poultry — with either the wet or dry brine. Can you give us any information? Has anyone analyzed and published the difference between a brined turkey and an “older style” roasted turkey that may have — gasp — drier flesh?” — Anne W.

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