What are the ingredients in Canned SPAM

Luncheon meat


The breakfast meat

This type of processing kills germs and reliably protects the meat products from re-infection. The products have a long shelf life. Luncheon meat is minced and cured, minced pork with portions of lean meat, bacon and rind. During the cooking process, the meat juice gels into a solid block. You can enjoy the product fried in thick slices with scrambled or fried eggs, but mostly cold as a delicious topping on bread.

The history

In 1937 the Hormel Foods Corporation of Austin, Minnesota, USA brought the first breakfast meat to the market with the brand "Spam". "Spam" is a catchy word creation from "Spiced Ham". Historically, the product was used to provide food for the military during World War II. Patriotic "Hormel girls" transported the luncheon meat to the GI's from coast to coast. 16 Hormel girls even founded a spam band, which turned out to be an ingenious advertising move. The Hormel girls gave in for up to 8 years In 1945, American Luncheon Meat also ensured the food supply for Soviet soldiers.

Luncheon meat international

Spam has been produced and sold in many countries around the world since the mid-1950s. Interestingly, however, the original Spam is not available in Germany, although it is sold more than 7 trillion times worldwide every year. In the USA alone, around 4 cans of Luncheon Meat Spam are consumed in one second. The Hawaiians are the biggest buyers. Even on Guam, one of the islands in the Northern Mariana Islands, every person consumes 16 cans of Luncheon Meat annually. There are so-called Hawaiian steaks made from luncheon meat or Spam Musubi with nori seaweed and rice.

In the UK, luncheon meat is often used shredded and fried. The Spam Fritter is eaten with chips and pea puree. In China, luncheon meat is becoming increasingly popular, in Japan it is a staple food. Luncheon Meat is processed into Chanpuru. In Japan, "Jef," a fast food chain in Okinawa, has a burger filled with luncheon meat that is eaten with bitter melon omelets and Goya juice. In Hong Kong, the Philippines and South Korea, the meat enriches the regional Cooking in the production of the traditional seaweed rolls kimbap and gim and the stew Budae Jjigae, in Israel there is a kosher variation.

Luncheon Meat is even celebrated at folk festivals. Austin has a Spam Carnival with parade and fireworks, as does Shady Cove in Oregon, USA. The last week of April each year there is the Spam Jam in Waikiki, Hawaii.

The original product Spam contains minced meat from the pork shoulder, pork ham, salt, water, potato starch modified as a binding agent and sodium nitrite for preservation. It is in the original and in many different variations on the international markets. The original spam does not exist in this country. But similar products are available en masse, including products with poultry meat for the Islamic consumer. The market leader in Germany is the breakfast meat from the Danish Tulip Food Productions, based in Randers in Jutland.


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