Special Issue "Nuts, Microbiome and Health"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Prebiotics and Probiotics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Giuseppina Mandalari
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Science, University of Messina, 98168 Messina, Italy
Interests: antimicrobial activity of flavonoids; nutraceutical properties; in vitro and in vivo digestion and release of flavonoids
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Dr. Terri Grassby
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Guest Editor
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey, Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK
Interests: food science; plant polysaccharides; dietary fibre; bioaccessibility
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nutrients is planning a Special Issue focusing on the effects of nut intake on the gut microbiome and human health. We welcome submissions on all aspects of the relationship between nut intake, the microbiome and human health, with a special focus on gut health, including prebiotic effects, cancer prevention, and the modulation of the gut microbiome. We invite you to submit your latest research to this Special Issue.

With the increasing popularity of plant-based diets, understanding the health effects of nut consumption has never been so important.

All types of study will be considered where nuts are a key component of the analysis/intervention, including intervention trials, epidemiological studies, in vitro studies and metanalyses. All nuts (tree and ground nuts) whether individually, in combination or as significant components of a dietary intervention, will be eligible for inclusion. Studies on the digestion and bioavailability of nutrients and phytochemicals, energy metabolism, appetite, satiety and obesity from nuts are also welcome.

Dr. Giuseppina Mandalari
Dr. Terri Grassby
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • nuts
  • health
  • gut microbiome
  • gut health
  • prebiotic effects
  • cancer prevention

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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