An excellent accompaniment to wild game dishes. Though several species of wild cranberry can be found in Europe and Asia, this characteristic red berry originates from the swampy areas and forests of North America. The Native Americans used them as a source of red dye, while in folk medicine, they are commonly used to prevent urinary tract infections. Cranberries are a valuable source of vitamin C and manganese, and they also contain dietary fibre. The cranberry is an important ingredient on holiday tables, particularly as a sauce that is served alongside the traditional turkey for Thanksgiving in the USA. This tradition dates back to the Native Americans, who would sweeten cranberries with honey or maple syrup, and the traditional recipes were taken over by the settlers. In Croatia, cranberry sauce is an excellent accompaniment to wild game and roasted meats.