mushrooms at the Hunts Point Produce Market

Our Mushroom Assortment At The Hunts Point Produce Market

Opinions on mushrooms tend to be polarizing: You either love them or hate them. But really, mushrooms are perhaps one of the best natural food groups out there! At E.Armata Inc, located at the Hunts Point Produce Market, we supply over a dozen different mushroom varieties, each of which are packed with their own health benefits and flavor. By working alongside the top growers and shippers worldwide, E. Armata Inc. provides the freshest and highest quality mushrooms for your enjoyment. 

Benefits of Mushrooms:

Here are just a few of the reasons that you should cook with mushrooms.

They May Lower Blood Pressure

  • A great substitute for red meat in many recipes which has been linked to coronary heart disease.
  • Low in sodium.
  • Contains potassium which relaxes blood vessels and reduces pressure.

Strengthen Bones

  • High amounts of calcium
  • UVB mushrooms (those exposed to light during growth) contain vitamin D

Provides Protein & Immune Support

  • Great Vegetarian Protein Source
  • High in selenium – a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system and protects cells


What mushrooms can be found at the Hunts Point Produce Market:

With year-round suppliers, we make sure that you have access to any kind of mushroom. Having such a large selection makes it easy to try new recipes and get creative with your next menu. You can purchase any of these items fresh at Hunts Point Produce Market.

  • White: The most common mushroom used for cooking, commonly used in soups, salads, or pizzas. White mushrooms have a mild taste, and can be consumed either raw or cooked. 
  • Crimini: These mushrooms are young portabellas, or “baby bellas”, and are considerably darker, firmer, and more flavorful than white mushrooms. 
  • Portabella: Popular in Italian cooking, these mushrooms make a great meat substitute and can be a great addition to sauces for pasta dishes.  
  • Shiitake: These brown mushrooms have a rich, savory flavor and are prized for their generous nutritional value. Compounds found in these mushrooms can improve heart health, and boost immunity. 
  • Oyster: Commonly found in Asian soups and stir-frys. Oyster mushrooms have a delicate flavor and are white, fan-shaped mushrooms. 
  • Trumpet / King Oyster Cello: These mushrooms have a thick, meaty stem and are native to parts of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. 
  • Beech Brown: Having a sweet, nutty taste these mushrooms are popular in a variety of soups and stir-fries. 
  • Beech White: When cooked, this mushroom has an impressive crunchy texture and rich nutty taste. 
  • Enoki: Native in China, enoki mushrooms can be consumed raw or cooked. They have a unique look, having small, white caps attached to long, thin stems. 
  • Maitake: These mushrooms are commonly sold in clusters due to their overlapping soft caps. Native in the northwestern United States and Japan, Maitake mushrooms have an earthy taste and aroma. 
  • Porcini: One of the most popular wild mushrooms, porcini are reddish-brown in color and have a woodsy flavor and smooth texture. 
  • Morels: This hard-to-find exotic mushroom has a unique meaty texture and nutty flavor, and is often served in expensive, fancy dishes.   
  • Chanterelles: These golden mushrooms have a fleshy, rounded cap and are commonly served sautéd in butter.
  • Truffles: The black variety of truffles have a strong taste, similar to that of a black olive. The white variety of truffles are harder to find and are considered a luxury food item.
  • Lobster: These mushrooms have a similar color to cooked lobster meat, and even have a seafood-like aroma when cooked. 

E. Armata Inc. is proud to carry all of these varieties at Hunts Point Produce Market. If you have any questions about our offerings, are interested in our wholesale delivery services, or want more information about us, be sure to contact us or visit us at Hunts Point Produce Market today.

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The New York Produce Show – 2018

Our first time exhibiting at The New York Produce Show – 2018 was a success! Thank you to everyone who visited our booths. It was a great meeting with those who make doing business a pleasure year-round as well as the new relationships we formed. Having the opportunity to showcase our brand new website, tropicals department, and E. Armata brand labels as our long-standing relationships with growers and shippers have enabled us to carry an extensive assortment of products year-round.

New York Produce Show
New York Produce Show
New York Produce Show
New York Produce Show
New York Produce Show
New York Produce Show

Facts About the Hunts Point Market – New York Produce

  • Hunts Point Market began in 1962 in the south Bronx. Starting at just 40 acres, space is now 60 acres long and covers approximately 700,000 square feet of refrigeration. The market contains seven refrigerated and freezer buildings that are governed by the United States Department of Agriculture.
  • In June of 2011, the City of New York and the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) agreed to extend the Hunts Point Market lease by three years. Their support was very significant for the growth and the history of Hunts Point Market.
  • The NYCEDC continued to work with the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative to develop a more long-term and modernized facility.
  • The City and the State agreed to contribute money and work with the Produce Cooperative to secure additional third-party sources of funding.
  • Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market, aka “The Market,” is responsible for 60% of the daily stock for all of New York City’s residents. The market is also is responsible for feeding 30 million people within the region.
  • The Hunts Point Market is made up of 3 separate markets:
    • Hunts Point Cooperative Meat Market
    • Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market
    • New Fulton Fish Market.

Who We Are:

E. Armata Inc, a New York Produce Distributor operates out of Hunts Point Market, New York as a 4th generation wholesaler. We work with growers and shippers to sell to a variety of grocers, institutional/restaurant suppliers, wholesalers, and retailers. Our top priority is to ensure that our customers are provided with the best quality product and service possible.

What We Believe:

As a family-run fruit and produce wholesaler, our mission is to provide our customers with the best fruit and produce. Our focus is to continue to build strong relationships with our grower/shippers, customers, and employees. We place value on having the highest quality products, rewarding integrity, and providing customers with the best produce and service.

If you are interested in learning more about us and our history, contact us today!

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Why Do Onions Make Me Cry? – Hunts Point Produce Market

Onions come in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and flavors. Onions can be spicy and pungent or sweet and juicy and are full of vitamins and antioxidants. At E.Armata, a produce distributor at Hunts Point Produce Market, we carry a wide variety of onions from all across the world ranging in color, size, and taste. Although the characteristics of onions may vary, one thing they all have in common is the reaction they cause when you chop, cut, crush, or smash them. Within a few moments of opening up an onion, the aromatic scent wafts up to your nose, and your eyes begin to water. What exactly causes this reaction and can it be prevented?

Why Onions Make You Cry?

When the skin of an onion is broken and the onion’s cells break down, two normally separated substances combine. Damaging an onion causes its defenses to kick in and as cells break, the chemical reaction is released. Lachrymatory-factor synthase enzymes are released and react with the sulfoxides, converting them into sulfenic acids. When combined with the air, the sulfenic acid becomes a compound called syn-propanethial-S-oxide. When this compound meets our eyes, nerve endings in the cornea register the sensation of the syn-propanethial-S-oxide as a substance that could harm our eyes, thus causing them to tear.

How To Avoid Crying While Chopping

Scientists in Japan are working on engineering a tearless onion but until they make it to our grocery stores, here are a few tips you can try to avoid crying while chopping.

  • Chop the onion underwater.
  • Turn on a fan or open a window to scatter the sulfur compounds.
  • Chill or cook an onion before chopping it.
  • Wear goggles or glasses to protect your eyes.

Handling onions may be a hassle, but they are worth the struggle for the health benefits they offer. Apart from being high in vitamins and antioxidants, some studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like onions decreases the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Now that you know about the benefits of onions and how to avoid crying while preparing them, all you need now is some onions! At E. Armata, located at the Hunts Point Produce Market, we sell only the best quality and freshest onions available. We are your family-run produce and fruit wholesaler in the Hunts Point area as well as one of the largest wholesalers in the Hunts Point Produce Market. Call us at 718-991-5600 for any questions or to place an order.

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Unique Ways to Prepare Cauliflower – Hunts Point Produce Market

Cauliflower Tips

Cauliflower available at E.Armata Inc located at the Hunts Point Produce Market is a close relative to broccoli, is an extremely healthy vegetable that contains many crucial health benefits. Some benefits of cauliflower in your diet include:

  • Reduced risk of cancer
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Decreased risk for heart disease and brain disorders
  • High levels of vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin C and K
  • Improved digestion and detoxification
  • Increased weight loss
  • Balanced hormones
  • Healthy eyes

Cauliflower is an important part of a healthy diet. While eating plain cauliflower can become rather boring, there are many unique ways in which you can prepare cauliflower. This way, you will receive the many benefits of cauliflower, all while enjoying a delicious meal! Pick up some healthy ingredients for these delicious recipes at Hunts Point Produce Market.

Here are ten ways you can prepare a yummy meal that includes cauliflower:

  1. Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Do you love pizza but feel that it’s a bit too unhealthy? Try this alternative! Instead of regular dough, this recipe incorporates cauliflower as a crust, creating for the perfect recipe for a healthier pizza!
  2. Cauliflower Soup – Fall is fast approaching and what better way to warm up than a nice bowl of soup? This cauliflower soup only takes about one hour to prepare and it tastes delicious! Give it a go!
  3. Garlic Mashed Cauliflower – Tired of mashed potatoes? Give something else a try this Thanksgiving! Mashed cauliflower is super easy to make, tastes great, and is way healthier than mashed potatoes!
  4. Cheesy Cauliflower Pasta – You’ve heard of pasta and broccoli, so why not try pasta and cauliflower? This recipe is loaded with garlic and parmesan, making for a delicious, healthy pasta dish!
  5. Indian-Style Cauliflower – Mix your love for cumin, curry, and cauliflower with this delicious recipe!
  6. Cauliflower-Carrot Cheesy Tots – Finally! A healthier alternative to tater tots. Try these out, they surely will not disappoint! Plus, they’re a perfect party snack that kids will love.
  7. Creamy Cauliflower Dip – This creamy, yogurt-based dip is perfect for vegetables and chips at your next gathering!
  8. Cauliflower Jalapeno – Ready for a recipe that mixes spicy with sweet? Try this one out! Roasting the cauliflower caramelizes it, and when it is paired with jalapeno dressing, it’s truly incredible.
  9. Cauliflower Lasagna – This low-carb lasagna recipe isn’t actually pasta – it’s grated cauliflower! You won’t notice a difference though, as it is equally as delicious!
  10. Cauliflower Fried Rice – This fried rice definitely will not disappoint. It tastes just like the one from your favorite Asian restaurant!

Now that you have all of these amazing, delicious recipes on hand, there’s only one thing you are missing: cauliflower! At E. Armata, located at Hunts Point Produce Market, we sell only the best quality and freshest cauliflower available. We are your family run produce and fruit wholesaler in the Hunts Point area as well as one of the largest wholesalers in the Hunts Point Produce Market. Come on down to E. Armata for all of your cauliflower and produce needs! Call us at 718-991-5600 for any questions.


Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation holds firm to its goals – The Produce News: June 11-25, 2018

Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation holds firm to its goals – The Produce News: June 11-25, 2018


Thank you for taking the time to read about the Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation. Here at E. Armata INC, we are proud to have sponsored this article here on our website. The foundation has been incredible in their goal of establishing life-saving equipment and techniques. Being prepared for unexpected emergency situations is paramount in preserving livelihood, especially for young athletes who engage in contact sports such as lacrosse. The most critical aspect is of course early detection, and having the necessary tools at your disposal could make all the difference. Defibrillation, CPR, and contacting the emergency authorities as soon as possible is crucial during these strenuous moments.

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E. Armata takes pride in its high level of customer satisfaction – The Produce News: June 12, 2018

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Thank you to The Produce News for featuring us in one of their articles. We take great pride in our customer satisfaction here at E. Armata INC and getting this type of exposure makes us proud to serve our customers even more. As a family run organization that has been in existence for almost 100 years, we are always happy to satisfy the needs of our adoring customers. Our facility has been a staple of the Hunts Point Market for decades, and we are proud to serve the tri-state area with our produce distribution services. We look to continue this satisfaction into the future and beyond.

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