processed pork foodstuff

Ham is pork that comes from a leg of a pig.[1]

Prosciutto in a store

Ham can be dry-cured or wet-cured. Dry-cured ham is made by rubbing the meat with salt.[2] Wet-cured ham is made with brine.[3]

Types of dry-cured ham:

Ham is used in SPAM.[4]



  1. "Bacon: Bacon and Ham Curing" in Chambers's Encyclopædia. London: George Newnes, 1961, Vol. 2, p. 39.
  2. Wierbicki, Eugen; Howker, John J (1976). "Effect of salt, phosphates and other curing ingredients on shrinkage of lean pork meat and quality of smoked processed ham". Journal of Food Science. 41 (5): 1116–1121. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.1976.tb14399.x.
  3. "Curing Methods". Meat and Sausages.com.
  4. How Do They Make Spam?. Live SCeine (2010-09-16). Retrieved 2022-01-28.