Semimembranosus

Common Name
Top round, inside round
Group
Pelvic
Whole Sale Section
Round
Origin
The ventral surface of the ischial tuberosity.
Insertion
Medial surfaces of distal femur behind the collateral ligament
Action
Extends the hip and adducts the limb
Innervation
Greater ischiatic or tibial nerve
Blood Supply
Obturator, posterior gluteal, and femoral arteries.
Retail Cuts
Beef Round Steak, Beef Round Steak Boneless, Beef Round Heel of Round Roast, Beef Round Top Round Roast, Beef Round Top Round Steak
Color
L* : 39.44
a* : 32.56
b* : 27
Pgment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 21.22
Processing Characteristics
Fat : 43.6
Moisture : 727.9
Protein : 211
Ash : 17.5
Palatability
Shear Force
Dry : 9.5lbs
Moist : 9lbs
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 : 4.8
Moist : 5.44
Evaluated Tenderness
Dry : Slightly tough
Moist : Slightly tender