Gracilis

Common Name
Round cap
Group
Pelvic
Whole Sale Section
Round
Origin
Symphysial tendon, prepubic tendon, accessory ligament, and the ventral surface of the pubis.
Insertion
Tibial crest by strong tendinous bands to the tuber calcanei.
Action
Extends the hip and tarsal joints, flexes the stifle joint, and adducts the limb.
Innervation
Saphenous and/or obturator nerves.
Blood Supply
Femoral and deep 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* : 36.15
a* : 30.89
b* : 23.48
Pgment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 24.31
Processing Characteristics
Fat : 39.3
Moisture : 747.8
Protein : 197.8
Ash : 15.1
Palatability
Shear Force
Dry : 9.1lbs
Moist : 8.1lbs
Connective tissue amount
Dry : Slight amount
Moist : Traces amount
Flavor intensity
Dry : Slightly intense
Moist : Moderately intense
Juiciness
Dry : Slightly juicy
Moist : Moderately juicy
Tenderness - Panel Scores for Tenderness (8 point scale)
Dry : 5.38
Moist : 6.38
Evaluated Tenderness
Dry : Slightly tender
Moist : Moderately tender