Vastus medialis

Common Name
Knuckle, Outside round, London broil
Group
Pelvic
Whole Sale Section
Round, Loin
Origin
Medial surface of the femur from the neck to the distal third.
Insertion
Medial border of the patella, the patellar ligament, and the tendon of the rectus femoris.
Action
Extends the stifle joint
Innervation
Femoral nerve
Blood Supply
Femoral and anterior femoral arteries.
Retail Cuts
Beef Round Sirloin Tip Roast, Beef Round Sirloin Tip Steak, Beef Round Sirloin Tip Roast Cap Off Beef Round Sirloin Tip Steak Cap Off
Color
L* : 35.38
a* : 31.03
b* : 24.26
Pgment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 25.45
Processing Characteristics
Fat : 43.5
Moisture : 750.2
Protein : 191.6
Ash : 14.7
Palatability
Shear Force
Dry : 8.2lbs
Moist : 8.5lbs
Connective tissue amount
Dry : Slight amount
Moist : Slight amount
Flavor intensity
Dry : Slightly intense
Moist : Slightly intense
Juiciness
Dry : Slightly dry
Moist : Slightly juicy
Tenderness - Panel Scores for Tenderness (8 point scale)
Dry : 5.49
Moist : 6.06
Evaluated Tenderness
Dry : Slightly tender
Moist : Moderately tender