Yellow pumpkin is a plump and nutritious vegetable. But scientifically, it is a fruit. Over 94% of its content is water – so, it helps in dehydration. It is versatile and filling. The seeds of pumpkin are edible too. Pumpkin is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is rich in vitamin A - one good sized pumpkin has nearly 250% of vitamin A that our body needs in a day. Hence, the vegetable helps us fight infections, viruses, and other communicable diseases. The minerals of pumpkin can destroy harmful bacteria, and boost immunity.