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Psoas major


Common Name
Tenderloin, Chateau briand, Filet, Filet mignon

Group
Pelvic

Whole Sale Section
Loin

Origin
The ventral surfaces of the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae and the last rib.

Insertion
Trochanter of the femur

Action
Flexes the hip joint; rotates the limb laterally; flexes the vertebral column when the hip joint is fixed in position.

Innervation
Lumbar and femoral nerves

Blood Supply
Lumbar and circumflex iliac arteries.

Retail Cuts
Beef Loin T-Bone Steak, Beef Loin Porterhouse Steak, Beef Loin Tenderloin Roast, Beef Loin Tenderloin Steak


Dairy animal characteristics:

Color
L*36.55
a*28.03
b*21.06
Pigment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 32.81

Processing Characteristics
Fat : 7.41
Moisture : 72.36
Ash : 1.51


Beef animal characteristics:

Color
L*34.14
a*27.19
b*20.91
Pigment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 31.63

Processing Characteristics
Fat : 5.68
Moisture : 74.50
Ash : 1.59

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