Cucumber seeds contain a wide variety of phytonutrients, including both carotenoids and flavonoids. A small group of participants with mildly elevated blood fats consumed dried cucumber seed extracts on a daily basis over a period of six weeks. Results from this included a variety of positive outcomes. Participants experienced decreased total cholesterol, decreased LDL cholesterol, decreased triglycerides, and increased HDL cholesterol. Of course, eating fresh cucumbers with their seeds intact is different than consuming dried cucumber seed extract. However, since the participants consumed 500 milligrams of dried cucumber seed extract during the process.