If you think of kuri (cucumber roll) it is often made with inferior cucumbers, or those types that aren’t suitable for a te-maki. The Japanese cucumber is very crunchy hybrid and has a minuscule amount seeds on the flesh. This makes it the perfect candidate for a te-maki, a hand-roll.
The characteristics of this fruit are a long slender dark green that is mild and has few seeds. Remember according to botanists a fruit is the part of the plant that develops from a flower. It’s also the section of the plant that contains the seeds. The following are technically fruits: avocado, beans, cucumbers, grains, nuts, olives peppers, sunflower seeds and tomatoes. Vegetables include celery stem, lettuce leaves, cauliflower and broccoli buds, and beets, carrots and potato roots.