Soaking Almonds overnight reduces the heat element and makes them easy to digest. Though there is nutrition even in the skin, Ayurveda* recommends removing them before consumption as some people especially the Pitta dominant may experience a burning sensation after consuming the almond skins as they are heaty and contain tannins.
*Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of traditional natural healing in the world. Also known as the sister of Yoga, it stresses deeply on nutrition and lifestyle for optimal health.
Ayurveda believes that there are three bio energies ie Vata ( Air and Ether Elements), Pitta ( Fire and Water ) and Kapha ( Earth and Water) within the body and their balance or imbalance determines the state of good or ill health .