Supraspinatus

Common Name
Mock tender, Chuck tender, Scotch tender, Chuck fillet
Group
Thoracic
Whole Sale Section
Chuck, Loin
Origin
Supraspinous fossa of scapula, the spine, and the lower part of the cartilage of the scapula.
Insertion
Greater tubercle of humerus
Action
Extends the shoulder joint. Also aids in prevention of shoulder dislocation.
Innervation
Suprascapular nerve
Blood Supply
Suprascapular and posterior circumflex arteries.
Retail Cuts
Beef Chuck 7-Bone Pot Roast, Beef Chuck 7-Bone Steak, Beef Chuck Top Blade Pot Roast, Beef Chuck Mock Tender Roast, Beef Chuck Mock Tender Steak
Color
L* : 40.82
a* : 30.92
b* : 23.83
Pgment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 21.47
Processing Characteristics
Fat : 49.5
Moisture : 742.9
Protein : 193.9
Ash : 13.7
Palatability
Shear Force
Dry : 11.4lbs
Moist : 7.5lbs
Connective tissue amount
Dry : Slight amount
Moist : Slight amount
Flavor intensity
Dry : Slightly intense
Moist : Slightly intense
Juiciness
Dry : Slightly juicy
Moist : Slightly juicy
Tenderness - Panel Scores for Tenderness (8 point scale)
Dry : 5.23
Moist : 5.42
Evaluated Tenderness
Dry : Slightly tender
Moist : Slightly tender