Pumpkin is a fruit that is extremely rich in anti oxidant and vitamins. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and antioxidants such as leutin, xanthin and carotenes. Despite of its rich vitamin A and antioxidant property, they have very little calorie. It is also essential for growing children. Pumpkins vary in shape, size and color. The color of pumpkin from golden yellow to orange depends on the poly-phenolic pigments present in it. It is very low in saturated fat and rich in dietary fiber which makes it ideal for those who are planning to shed some weight. The vitamins present in pumpkin are essential for skin and vision. It also protects one from cancer. The anti oxidant present in pumpkin protects skin from harmful ultra violet rays of the sun. Pumpkin is also rich in minerals like; calcium, copper, potassium and phosphorus. Pumpkin is good for heart and takes care of any blood pressure related problems. It is even essential during pregnancy and lactation period for proper stimulation of hormones. Pumpkin boosts your immunity giving you a natural protection to your health.