Almonds have thick skin which can be peeled off after soaking in water overnight.
Soaking overnight will reduce hot or ushna nature of almond which otherwise causes pitha vriddhi in summer.
Soaked almonds less tanin tastier easy to digest. Soaked almonds have more Praana Shakthi .
All nutrients like protien healthy fats and Omega 3 fatty acids are comparitively less in soaked almonds. But raw almonds are crunchy,taste bitter one who have good digestive power and need high calories such persons can use raw almonds. Organic almonds are more better.