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Vastus lateralis

Common Name
Knuckle, Outside round, London broil
Group
Pelvic
Whole Sale Section
Round, Loin
Origin
Lateral surface of the femur, from the trochanter major to the supracondyloid fossa.
Insertion
Anterior surface of the patella and the tendon of the rectus femoris.
Action
Extends stifle joint.
Innervation
Femoral nerve
Blood Supply
Iliaco-femoral and popliteal 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* : 39.45
a* : 31.95
b* : 25.65
Pgment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 20.29
Processing Characteristics
Fat : 44.4
Moisture : 735.4
Protein : 204.9
Ash : 15.3
Palatability
Shear Force
Dry : 11.6lbs
Moist : 10.7lbs
Connective tissue amount
Dry : Slight amount
Moist : Slight amount
Flavor intensity
Dry : Slightly intense
Moist : Moderately intense
Juiciness
Dry : Slightly dry
Moist : Slightly dry
Tenderness - Panel Scores for Tenderness (8 point scale)
Dry : 5.27
Moist : 5.56
Evaluated Tenderness
Dry : Slightly tender
Moist : Slightly tender