Pumpkin is a nutrient dense food, meaning it is high in nutrients but low in calories. It is one of the best known sources of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant, which means that pumpkins reduce cancer risk, especially risk of prostate cancer.
Plant foods like pumpkin that are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C are great immune system boosters. Pumpkin has high IF (inflammation factor) rating and can be helpful in reducing inflammation.