The further it is from horn or hoof, the more tender the cut. That's why Loin cuts, including Filet Mignon, from the center of the animal are so tender.
Loin Primal | Primal Cut
The area below the backbone is home to some of the most tender and popular cuts of beef, such as the Tenderloin, Strip Steak, T-Bone and Porterhouse Steaks. Loin cuts are great prepared on the grill or under a broiler.Explore This Primal
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