Look for pomegranates which are bright red in colour. Their skin should feel smooth and they should feel relatively heavy for their size. Store at room temperature for up to 1 week or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Cut in half then use a small spoon to scoop out the seeds taking care to avoid the bitter white pith. If the juice is required transfer seeds to a muslin-lined sieve then stand to let juice trickle out pressing seeds occasionally or press seeds through a juicing machine.