What is the SPAM® Brand?

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Six Simple Ingredients

It's an age-old question: what is the meat in the special can of SPAM® Classic? Many myths abound, but the answer is actually quite simple.

salam

PORK

SALT

WATER

POTATO STARCH

SUGAR

SODIUM NITRITE

How It’s Made

At first glance, one might assume SPAM® products are produced through magic. But it’s actually a relatively simple, conventional process.

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First, the pork and ham are pre-ground. Then, salt, sugar and the rest of the ingredients are added and mixed, to reach the desired texture. From there, the mixture is moved over to the canning line, where it’s filled into the familiar metal cans, 340 grams at a time.

Once filled, cans are conveyed to a closing machine where lids are applied through vacuum-sealing. Next, the cans are cooked and cooled for about three hours. At this point they’re nearly ready for enjoyment. But the cans can’t leave naked. Labels are applied and then they’re off to be cased, where they await distribution.

SPAM® Brand History

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