They are tart, tangy, tasty and a turkey day treat.
However, cranberries are turning out to be more than a side dish.
They are full of antioxidants, which can prevent damage to cells.
Cranberries may also help fight other diseases such as cancer, stroke and viral infections.
According to a researcher at Rutgers University, they are among the top foods with proven health benefits.
Need more evidence; a compound in cranberries also fights plaque on teeth.
So whether you go for the relish or jelly, hit the cranberry sauce on Thursday.