There is no exact time frame that black pepper stays in the body. However, it is known that it does sit in the body for many years. This is because our bodies cannot break down black pepper.
How long does it take to digest a pepper?
Pepper does not generally digest, but rather passes thru the body. Pepper, if it does stay to digest, takes around 7 years. Pepper has anti-nausia charateristics, and is non harmful in proper amounts. No one in recorded history has died from ingesting pepper. Eat pepper! It tastes good! ...