Fine food specialist Merchant Gourmet is set to introduce a Peruvian line of antipasti across Tesco.

The Roquito Hot Sweet Chilli Peppers, Grilled Antipasti Vegetables and Grilled Piquillo Peppers, rsp £1.79 to £1.98, were prepared using traditional Peruvian methods, claimed Merchant Gourmet. It said the additive-free range would be popular with consumers looking to add an exotic slant to dishes.

"There is a real opportunity for growth in the antipasti market," said Clive Moxham, Merchant Gourmet's retail director.