Percentage Ether Extractable Fat and Moisture Content of Beef Longissimus Muscle as Related to USDA Marbling Score Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Percentage fat and moisture values for beef longissimus steaks (trimmed completely of all subcutaneous fat, epimysium, and peripheral muscles) from 518 steer and heifer carcasses of A and B maturity over a wide range in marbling were as follows: Moderately Abundant = 10.42 and 68.14, Slightly Abundant = 8.56 and 69.56, Moderate = 7.34 and 70.35, Modest = 5.97 and 71.35, Small = 4.99 and 72.36, Slight = 3.43 and 73.61, Traces = 2.48 and 74.29, and Practically Devoid = 1.77 and 75.37. Copyright © 1986, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

author list (cited authors)

  • SAVELL, J. W., CROSS, H. R., & SMITH, G. C.

citation count

  • 94

publication date

  • May 1986

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