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Mar 14, 2009 08:39 AM

Stupid question - do Butterball brand turkeys actually use butter?

I was looking at the Butterball brand turkey breasts in the freezer section of my grocery store and didn't see any butter or other dairy ingredients. I also remember reading somewhere (and of course can't find it now) that Butterball turkeys don't actually use any butter. Does anyone know?

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  1. No, Butterball is just a brand name, there is no butter in the bird. Frozen Butterballs have been injected with what is basically a brine mix - but of course, this being a corporate product, it's not a simple brine. Ingredients: Water, salt, modified food starch, sodium phosphates and natural flavors.