A "picaterian" is a person that eats anything other than what a true vegetarian
eats. A true vegetarian only eats from plant-based
, or algae-based
food source. The terms ovo-vegetarian
, and pescatarian
are not valid vegetarian diet options. Vegans also eat a vegetarian diet. "Pica
," the root word for picaterian comes from the is a medical disorder, "Pica." "Those with Pica have an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive
(e.g., metal, clay, coal, sand, dirt, soil, feces, chalk, pens and pencils, paper, batteries, spoons, toothbrushes, soap, mucus, ash, gum, etc.; or an abnormal
appetite for food ingredients (e.g. flour, raw potato, raw rice, starch, ice cubes, salt)."
Terry says he only eats "farm-fresh
" eggs and thinks he is a vegetarian. Some say that he is ovo-vegetarian, but he is really a "picaterian."
Lesley says that she eats fish for health reasons
. Since fish has been contaminated with lead
, it is not healthy. People that eat lead, mercury, and fish are "picaterians."