It's the question most people ask. What's actually in a can of SPAM® Chopped Pork & Ham?
We know there are some very unpalatable rumours out there. So isn't it time you heard the delicious truth?
Get it straight from the maker's mouth.
Let’s get one thing clear straight away. Whatever you may hear, no ‘scrapings’ or ‘useless bits’ of pork or ham have ever found their way into SPAM® Products.
SPAM® Chopped Pork & Ham is primarily high quality pork shoulder meat and ham (actually hand cut off the bone). These are ground together with water, a little sugar, salt and spiced flavouring to be cooked in the can which gives it, its long shelf life.
Small amounts of Sodium Nitrite, Trisodium phosphate and Sodium ascorbate are also added. So what do they do?
Sodium Nitrite – you’ll find in all ham, bacon, sausage pork pies and other meat products. It simply helps the meat to keep its attractive pink colour.
Trisodium phosphate – A common preservative that’s an added protection against bacteria.
Sodium Ascorbate – a more bioavailable form of common Vitamin C that functions as an antioxidant.