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Nutritional Facts: Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

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  6 quarts (5,688g)
tap water
1 lb (454g)
kosher salt
1 cup (337g)
molasses
2 cups (678g)
honey
1 cup (288g)
soy sauce
1 tablespoon (0g)
dried red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon (2g)
dried sage
1 large (0g)
fresh thyme
2 heads (120g)
garlic
5 lbs (2,370g)
ice cubes
14 lbs (6,356g)
turkey
1 lb (454g)
unsalted butter
2 (116g)
lemons
Total 1 serving
Alanine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.0 1.5 0.0 n/a n/a 0.2 n/a 82.8 0.1 n/a 85 6
Alcohol (g) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Arginine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.0 1.2 0.0 n/a n/a 0.8 n/a 91.5 0.1 n/a 94 7
Ash (g) 5.7 453.1 11.1 1.4 51.3 0.0 0.2 n/a 1.8 2.4 55.9 0.2 0.3 583 42
Aspartic acid n/a 0.0 n/a 0.2 2.5 0.0 n/a n/a 0.6 n/a 125.1 0.3 n/a 129 9
Beta-sitosterol n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 18.2 n/a 18 1
Caffeine (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Calcium (mg) 170.6 109.0 690.9 40.7 57.6 0.5 33.0 n/a 217.2 71.1 953.4 109.0 30.2 2,483 177
Calories 0.0 0.0 977.3 2,061.1 172.8 1.3 6.3 n/a 178.8 0.0 10,169.6 3,255.2 33.6 16,856 1,204
Calories (kj) 0.0 0.0 4,087.8 8,624.2 722.9 5.3 26.3 n/a 747.6 0.0 42,521.6 13,615.5 140.4 70,492 5,035
Campesterol n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a 0 0
Carbohydrates (g) 0.0 0.0 251.8 558.7 16.0 0.3 1.2 n/a 39.7 0.0 0.0 0.3 10.8 879 63
Cholesterol (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 4,322.1 976.1 0.0 5,298 378
Copper (mg) 0.5 0.1 1.6 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.4 0.2 6.5 0.1 0.0 10 1
Cystine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.3 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 n/a 14.2 0.0 n/a 15 1
Dietary Fiber (g) 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 2.3 0.1 0.8 n/a 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 10 1
Folate (mcg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 51.8 0.9 5.5 n/a 3.6 0.0 508.5 13.6 12.8 610 44
Folate, DFE (mcg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 51.8 0.9 5.5 n/a 3.6 0.0 508.5 13.6 12.8 610 44
Folate, food (mcg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 51.8 0.9 5.5 n/a 3.6 0.0 508.5 13.6 12.8 610 44
Folic acid (mcg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Fructose n/a n/a 43.1 277.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 321 23
Galactose n/a n/a n/a 21.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 21 2
Glucose (dextrose) n/a n/a 40.2 242.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 283 20
Glutamic acid n/a 0.0 n/a 0.1 6.9 0.0 n/a n/a 1.0 n/a 207.1 0.8 n/a 216 15
Glycine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 n/a n/a 0.2 n/a 78.0 0.1 n/a 80 6
Histidine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.6 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 n/a 39.0 0.1 n/a 40 3
Iron (mg) 0.0 1.5 15.9 2.8 6.9 0.0 0.6 n/a 2.0 0.0 90.9 0.1 0.7 121 9
Isoleucine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.1 1.4 0.0 n/a n/a 0.3 n/a 65.1 0.2 n/a 67 5
Leucine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.1 2.1 0.0 n/a n/a 0.4 n/a 100.9 0.4 n/a 104 7
Lysine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.1 2.1 0.0 n/a n/a 0.3 n/a 118.0 0.3 n/a 121 9
Magnesium (mg) 56.9 4.5 815.5 13.6 115.2 0.8 8.6 n/a 30.0 23.7 1,398.3 9.1 9.3 2,485 178
Maltose n/a n/a n/a 9.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 10 1
Manganese (mg) 0.0 0.5 5.2 0.5 1.4 0.0 0.1 n/a 2.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 11 1
Methionine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.5 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 n/a 36.5 0.1 n/a 37 3
Monounsaturated Fat (g) 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 184.3 95.4 0.0 280 20
Niacin (mg) 0.0 0.0 3.1 0.8 11.4 0.0 0.1 n/a 0.8 0.0 259.6 0.2 0.1 276 20
Pantothenic acid (mg) 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.5 1.1 0.0 n/a n/a 0.7 0.0 51.3 0.5 0.2 57 4
Phenylalanine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.1 1.5 0.0 n/a n/a 0.2 n/a 50.8 0.2 n/a 53 4
Phosphorus (mg) 0.0 0.0 104.5 27.1 374.4 1.3 1.8 n/a 183.6 0.0 11,313.7 109.0 18.6 12,134 867
Phytosterols n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 4.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 0
Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.3 0.0 125.8 13.8 0.1 140 10
Potassium (mg) 56.9 36.3 4,933.7 352.6 610.6 12.7 21.4 n/a 481.2 23.7 16,907.0 109.0 160.1 23,705 1,693
Proline n/a 0.0 n/a 0.6 2.3 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 n/a 60.4 0.4 n/a 64 5
Protein (g) 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 30.3 0.1 0.2 n/a 7.6 0.0 1,297.9 3.9 1.3 1,343 96
Retinol (mcg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 127.1 3,046.3 0.0 3,173 227
Riboflavin (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.1 0.0 9.9 0.2 0.0 11 1
Saturated Fat (g) 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 n/a 0.1 0.0 143.6 233.2 0.0 377 27
Selenium (mcg) 0.0 0.5 60.0 5.4 2.3 0.0 0.1 n/a 17.0 0.0 1,550.9 4.5 0.5 1,641 117
Serine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.0 1.4 0.0 n/a n/a 0.2 n/a 57.3 0.2 n/a 59 4
Sodium (mg) 170.6 175,961.4 124.7 27.1 16,087.7 0.8 0.2 n/a 20.4 71.1 4,131.4 49.9 2.3 196,648 14,046
Stigmasterol n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a 0 0
Sucrose n/a n/a 99.1 6.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 105 8
Sugar (g) 0.0 0.0 187.0 556.8 4.9 0.2 0.0 n/a 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.9 753 54
Theobromine (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Thiamin (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.2 0.0 4.1 0.0 0.0 5 0
Threonine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.0 1.2 0.0 n/a n/a 0.2 n/a 56.6 0.2 n/a 58 4
Tocopherol, alpha (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 n/a 0.1 0.0 22.2 10.5 0.2 33 2
Tocopherol, beta n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a 0 0
Tocopherol, delta n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a 0 0
Tocopherol, gamma n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a 0 0
Total Fat (g) 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 n/a 0.6 0.0 509.8 368.2 0.3 880 63
Tryptophan n/a 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.5 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 n/a 14.4 0.1 n/a 15 1
Tyrosine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.1 1.0 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 n/a 49.3 0.2 n/a 51 4
Valine n/a 0.0 n/a 0.1 1.5 0.0 n/a n/a 0.3 n/a 67.6 0.3 n/a 70 5
Vitamin A, IU (IU) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 309.0 118.0 n/a 10.8 0.0 381.4 11,345.5 25.5 12,190 871
Vitamin A, RAE (mcg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.5 5.9 n/a 0.0 0.0 127.1 3,105.4 1.2 3,255 232
Vitamin B-12 (mcg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 25.4 0.8 0.0 26 2
Vitamin B-6 (mg) 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.1 n/a 1.5 0.0 26.1 0.0 0.1 31 2
Vitamin C (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 0.0 7.6 0.6 n/a 37.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 61.5 111 8
Vitamin D (IU) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 317.8 272.4 0.0 590 42
Water (g) 5,682.3 0.9 73.7 115.9 190.1 0.0 0.2 n/a 70.3 2,367.6 4,474.6 81.4 103.2 13,160 940
Zinc (mg) 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.2 0.0 0.1 n/a 1.4 0.0 139.8 0.4 0.1 146 10

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