Despite it’s sharp stinging taste, pepper has often been used as an ingredient in meals and is one of the major sources of vitamin C that boosts eye health.
Many others have now redefined the use of the substance and extended it further as a punishment tool.
In a viral undated video circulating on social media, a man who is accused of stealing was forced to eat raw pepper as a punishment.
Those who caught the man in the act forced him to confess to stealing and asked him to vow he will never steal again as he struggled to finish up the raw pepper.
However, it is not the first case of such form of punishment given another incident where a thief was given to choose between being beaten and eating pepper.
He chose to eat a whole bowl of pepper as his captors kept watch.