Food trends guru Andrew Freeman* lists Health Conscious Menu Items among his 2012 food and beverage predictions, which puts fruit in the menu development spotlight as a popular, natural, wholesome ingredient. As a leading manufacturer of quality fruit products, Dole is ready with year-round menu solutions for every foodservice segment. DOLE Fresh Frozen Fruit allows operators to menu fruit-forward dishes in any season, while supports culinary creativity with a database of fruit recipes in every menu category and inventive DOLE Fruit Pairings that match popular fruits with emerging flavor profiles (the 2012 DOLE Fruit Pairings will be announced in January).

            Find out more about the versatility and year-round availability of DOLE Fresh Frozen Fruit, along with 2011 Fruit Pairings recipe for Sautéed Peaches and Spinach, at  Trust Dole to deliver a wide variety of DOLE Fresh Frozen Fruits in convenient, labor saving, waste-free packs. To contact a Dole sales representative, call 1-800-723-9868.

* Andrew Freeman & Co., Passion Collection 2012: The Hottest Trends and Predictions For Hotels, Restaurants and Spas In the Next Year, November 2011.

About Dole Food Company, Inc.

Dole, with 2010 net revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research.

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