When shopping, choose a pomegranate heavy for its size. The fruit ranges in size from baseball to softball. Pomegranates range in color from a pale, reddish yellow to a deep, crimson red. Color and external blemishes are no indication of quality (The skin is very thick, protecting the fruit). Pomegranates will last six to seven days unrefrigerated or up to three months in the fridge.
To cut open the pomegranate you will need a sharp knife and a large bowl of cold water.