Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, Westlake Village, Calif., released its 2018 Fruit Pairings, an annual prediction of unique flavor trends.

This year’s theme, “Ancient Inspirations,” pairs frozen DOLE fruit as blackberry, mango, cherry and pineapple with spices, grains and ingredients from around the globe.

“As patrons become more comfortable trying authentic global ingredients, chefs can expand their repertoire to include even more exciting dishes,” says James Bickmore-Hutt, culinary R&D manager and corporate chef. “More than anything, we hope our ‘Ancient Inspirations’ recipe ideas give operators the confidence to get creative and truly set their menus apart from the competition.”