The sight of bright, orange pumpkins are not only a sign that it’s Halloween season. The rich, orange color is also a reflection of the wealth of nutrition a pumpkin provides! Pumpkins are loaded with beta-carotene, which gives the orange color to this winter squash. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body. Beta-carotene is also an antioxidant that has been found to protect against certain types of cancer and heart disease. Pumpkins are also a good source of iron, potassium, vitamin C, folate and magnesium.