Vastus intermedius

Common Name
Knuckle, Outside round, London broil
Group
Pelvic
Whole Sale Section
Round
Origin
Anterior surface of the femur and the tendinous covering of the vastus lateralis.
Insertion
Base of the patella and the femoro-patellar capsule.
Action
Extends stifle joint and raises the femoro-patellar capsule.
Innervation
Femoral nerve
Blood Supply
Iliaco-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* : 35.22
a* : 30.16
b* : 23.32
Pgment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 27.27
Processing Characteristics
Fat : 84.3
Moisture : 729.1
Protein : 176.8
Ash : 9.8
Palatability
Shear Force
Dry : 8.9lbs
Moist : 7.8lbs
Connective tissue amount
Dry : Slight amount
Moist : Slight amount
Flavor intensity
Dry : Moderately intense
Moist : Moderately intense
Juiciness
Dry : Slightly juicy
Moist : Moderately juicy
Tenderness - Panel Scores for Tenderness (8 point scale)
Dry : 5.47
Moist : 6.28
Evaluated Tenderness
Dry : Slightly tender
Moist : Moderately tender