World Variety Produce Inc., Los Angeles, which markets under the Melissa’s brand, has introduced some new specialty items.

Kapia peppers, baby brussels sprouts and steamed organic baby beets are all new items for 2014, according to Robert Schueller, director of public relations.

“We have several new items that will be featured at upcoming shows,” Schueller said.

He’s excited about the unique characteristics if the new items.

“The kapia peppers are like a red anaheim chili but with no heat, and the baby brussels are marble-sized. You can eat them in one bite,” he said.