Longissimus costarum

Common Name
Star, Iliocostalis, Ribeye Lip
Whole Sale Section
Chuck
Origin
(1) The deep Layer of the lumbo dorsl fascia as far back as the third or fourth . (2) The anterior boarders and lateral surfaace of the last fifteen ribs.
Insertion
The caudal borders of the ribs and the transverse process of the last cervical vertebra.
Action
Chiefly to depress and retract the ribs and so help in expiration.
Innervation
Thoracic Nerves
Blood Supply
Intercostal arteries
Color
L* : 40.01
a* : 27.08
b* : 19.9
Pgment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 23
Processing Characteristics
Fat : 100.6
Moisture : 699.5
Protein : 192.1
Ash : 10.8
Palatability
Shear Force
Dry : 11.4lbs
Moist : 8.8lbs