Washing them does not get rid of them if there oil based & most are. Washing them in chlorinated water causes many vegetables & fruits to absorb the chlorine & retain the toxins. Also chemical fertilizers are usually acidic salts that effect the amount of minerals are in the soil to begin with hence they are weaker by default.
True on the cholesterol but most people have been so well indoctrinated as to it all being bad I had to put that in there. The lecithin handles any sort of undesirable fats in the blood plus it is great source of B vites.