History Of Spam

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Green Eggs and Spam Hawaiian Steak, the glorious mystery meat. When America plunged into the Great Depression in 1937, Spam appeared on the market as a life-saving resource. A time when the average American household earned less than $1,500 a year. Housewives searched stores for a convenient product such as Spam. A cheap, non-perishable, canned meat with a sustainable shelf-life, Spam almost perfectly fit America’s needs. However, like every solution, there were associated drawbacks. When Spam first started being produced by a meat cannery named Hormel, there were only a few ingredients. The owner of Hormel wanted to use the cheap and underutilized slice of meat, the pork shoulders. As the years went on, ham was eventually added to the mixture…show more content…
Japanese immigrants were beginning to over-fish, just as Japan was rising to power. The American government feared that the Japanese immigrants were doing this to drain a food supply in Hawaii and placed fishing restrictions on all fishers, Spam was then used quite often as an alternative to fish. This was how the Spam musubi was made, fish was eaten on a regular basis with or on sushi, the fish had to be replaced with Spam. Sugar cane workers all worked very closely together no matter the ethnicity, The Japanese shared their creation of a new type of sushi, loved by all for its convenient size and it’s fulfilling…show more content…
Despite having great qualities as a survival food, it does not have the best nutritional value. For the average family in today’s society, they consume a total of two through three thousand calories per a day, per a person. Spam is definitely an unwanted fattening meat at all meals and or snacks. This is mostly because “Spam has very high levels of sodium” (Spam and sodium levels, 0:40), which can cause high blood pressure in the later years of one’s life. Spam is most definitely not the best food in the world, but is substantial for one’s life.
Recently, Hormel has came out with a plethora of varied flavored Spam. For example, Chorizo, Bacon, Hickory Smoke, Hot and Spicy, Black Pepper, Jalapeno, and most recently, Teriyaki and Portuguese Sausage. I am pretty certain that any Spam haters might find a flavor they actually like. Any of these flavored spams could be made into Spam musubi. However, in the past few decades, there has been an increase in health conscious consumers claiming that “Spam isn’t ham.” That, however, is partially true, the other half of Spam is made of pork shoulder and few
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