- spam with cheese
Yummy – but SUPER high sodium…
* * * WARNING * * *
Spam is famous for being high in sodium – the reason it keeps so long. I received my delivery yesterday (October 28th, 2011) and the best by date was some time in 2014 (don’t remember what month).
Regular Spam has 730mg of Sodium per 85 grams (3 ounces), or roughly 243mg of sodium per ounce. Spam with Cheese (according to the label) has 720mg of sodium per 2 ounces, or 360mg per ounce.
That’s 50% more sodium than regular Spam. That is a huge jump for something that is famous for being high in sodium.
This is definitely something to consider if you have high blood pressure, like I do.
If your blood pressure is in check, and you like Spam, give this product a try. It is tasty. 🙂
Spam with Cheese
Spam with Cheese
Excellent and hard to find variety of Spam
Is it really cheese??
Tasty with OK nutrition if you’re careful
An obvious consideration with Pam is its nutritional value, or possible lack there of. So I looked up some of the relevant nutritional information, some of which I will repeat here. You should consider doing the same.
Each can of Spam holds 12 ounces, or six servings (in Hormel’s estimation). Each serving of Turkey Spam has 80 calories. The bacon and cheese versions have 180 and 170 calories, respectively.
A serving of Turkey Spam has 4.5 grams of total fat and 1.5 grams of saturated fat. The numbers for Bacon Spam are 16 and 6 grams. And for Cheese Spam, the numbers are 15 and 6 grams. The recommended daily reference values are 65 and 20 grams.
A serving of Turkey Spam has 35 mg of cholesterol while the others have 40 mg of cholesterol. The recommended daily value is 300 mg.
A serving of Turkey Spam And Bacon Spam have 520 mg of sodium. Cheese Spam has 720 Mg. The recommended daily value is 2400 mg.
Essentially this means that Turkey Spam is healthier than the others, but any of these versions of Spam can fit into a nutritious program SO LONG AS you limit the servings and don’t use a lot of fatty oil if you fry your servings. If you insist on eating a whole can every day, you will tend to be fat with clogged arteries and high blood pressure.
I don’t fry my Spam although it’s tempting to do that a slice at a time for breakfast. Instead, I tend to use Turkey Spam diced in pasta salads and sliced for sandwiches. The cheese and bacon versions have a more distinctive taste, and I use them mostly to add some meat to the Betty Crocker mashed potatoes that I also buy from Amazon.
Of course, Spam IS very tasty and when fried is always a winner with kids. As long as they don’t gorge themselves on it, it should be fine. In the end, the key with Spam as with many other foods is to be moderate and balanced in what you eat.
I hope this helps.
Good Ordering Option for Hard to Find Product
Where Is The Cheese?
SPAM with Cheese tastes like standard SPAM, which by itself is good. When I friend some of it in a frying pan I did not see those little pieces of cheese melt like I thought but it still tasted good like SPAM.
So I would say if you’re looking for a sale on SPAM and see this on sale there are no surprises.