Eating cucumber peels is OK, says WebMD. You'll get more fibre and vitamin A this way.
The cucumber's seeds and skin contain the most nutrients, according to Livescience.
Cucumber peels are healthy to eat, but WebMD advises peeling them to avoid pesticides
Germs can stick to the synthetic wax producers use to extend the shelf life of cucumbers.
While the wax isn't harmful, removing the cucumber's peel can reduce germ transfer.
Consider purchasing organic cucumbers and rinsing them under warm, running water to ensure they're safe to eat