Did you know that blueberries complement in-season vegetables such as sweet potatoes, corn, carrots, pumpkin, zucchini and butternut squash? In fact, blueberries and vegetables make a dynamic duo in baked goods, soups, savory snacks and other applications.

With blueberries available year-round—in frozen, fresh, dried, puree, concentrate, juice, freeze-dried, preserved forms—it’s easy to formulate tasty holiday treats with a serving of blueberries (fruit) and vegetables. Also consider sauces, chutneys, relishes and salsas where blueberries mix with onions, garlic, ginger, spinach, kale or even beans. These colorful, healthy fruits also mix well with all kinds of healthy nuts, seeds and grains. Blueberries also add value to other on-trend applications ranging from gluten-free bakery foods to fresh and aged cheeses.

— US Highbush Blueberry Council, www.blueberrytech.org