You should buy whole organic almonds which are filled with all the nutrients in their crudest form. · When you eat almonds without soaking and peeling off the skin. I know from personal experience. Eating blanched and roasted almonds does not have a big effect on them, unless. Unless you are really. Research shows that the best way to eat almond is soaked and skin removed. The skin of the nut contains tannins, which prevent the complete absorption of nutrients. Moreover, the skin is hard to digest as well, which is why most people prefer to eat almonds skin removed.