Spam: From Wikipedia
(stylized as SPAM
) is a brand of canned cooked pork made by Hormel Foods Corporation. It was introduced by Hormel in 1937 and gained popularity worldwide after its use during World War II. By 2003, Spam was sold in 41 countries on six continents and trademarked in over 100 countries (excluding Middle East and North Africa due to it being haram). Spam's basic ingredients are pork with ham added, salt, water, modified potato starch (as a binder), sugar, and sodium nitrite (as a preservative). Natural gelatin is formed during cooking in its tins on the production line. Many have raised concerns over Spam's nutritional attributes, in large part due to its high content of fat, sodium, and preservatives.
|Course||Main course or ingredient|
|Place of origin||US|
|Region or state||Minnesota|
|Created by||Hormel Foods Corporation|
|Serving temperature||Hot or cold|
|Other information||A precooked canned meat product|
- Cookbook: Spam
- Media: Spam
It has become the subject of a number of appearances in pop culture, notably a Monty Python sketch which repeated the name many times, leading to its name being borrowed for unsolicited electronic messages, especially email.