Having seen almonds only as a roasted or raw nut, sometimes blanched without the skin, I was surprised to see these green almonds in a Middle Eastern supermarket; I guess I never thought about where almonds came from and what they really looked like, even whether they had an outer shell that was taken off. The outer skin reminded me of breaking open a pea pod or milkweed pod. Inside was this soft, slightly wet raw almond. What to do with raw almonds. You can roast them, then they would be like those you find everywhere, or put them in when you cook rice, really anywhere you can use normal almonds.